Thursday, April 30, 2015

[United States holiday] A day trip to Brooklyn, NY

New York City is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

I started my day at the Brooklyn Bridge, and it was simple to get there. Just take the A or C trains from Pennsylvania Station to Fulton Street Station, and the Brooklyn Bridge is just walking distance away from the station.

Brooklyn Bridge is accessible 24 hours a day, and it is a sight behold, beautiful to view at any time of day, but it is gorgeous at sunset. It was very cold and chilly up on the bridge and I regretted wearing too little. Do remember to wear a thicker sweater or at least bring a proper coldwear sweater/jacket with you, especially during winter, fall and even spring.

There was a large collection of 'love locks' as couples left their padlocks on the bridge and throw their keys into the river to show their everlasting love. Do bring a lock with you if you are heading to Brooklyn Bridge with your loved ones.

We walked around the Brooklyn town, and we were amazed by the iPad Mini vending machine which was available at Macy's.

We did some shopping at NORDSTROM RACK, and I got a sling bag from Steve Madden at USD37.

Apart from NORDSTROM RACK, we went to the Banana Republic Factory Outlet and GAP Factory Outlet. I picked up a top from Banana Republic at USD17 and 2 items (top & skorts) from GAP at USD40.

After shopping, we walked over to DUMBO (which the locals affectionately call 'Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass'). It is a tiny neighbourhood with a spectacular view of the Manhattan Skyline. DUMBO is also home to the famous pizzeria, Grimaldi's.

We went to this popular eatery place for lunch and they are known for its use of coal brick-ovens. You cannot buy a single slice just for tasting, as the restaurant has a policy of only selling the whole pies and not single slices.

At Grimaldi's, pizza is the only main course available, and each patron get to choose from a great selection of quality toppings on your pizza.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria is an American pizzeria chain in New York, but the most well-known restaurant is located in Brooklyn, NY.


We ordered the small pizza with 6 slices, and it cost USD12. Do note that they only accept cash! 

The pizza tasted delicious and the crust was pretty good too! The pizza was moist and juicy, and it was worth my thumbs up. 

After the meal, we explored and walked around the beautiful Brooklyn Promenade.

Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn


We left Brooklyn and took the subway back to Manhattan. We went to Peanut Butter & Co to purchase some peanut butter for our indulgence back in our homeland, Singapore.

I picked up the 'Smooth Operator' squeeze packs of 10 at USD10 and Baby bought the 6-jar gift pack at USD30.  

I end my post with my shopping loots from Victoria's Secret as they were having Easter and Clearance Sales on selected fragrance/body-care items, and sleep-wears / causal fittings from PINK!

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