We flew in a clear Friday night and got the best view of Manhattan from the airplane!
The first leg of our trip was in Brooklyn, centred around the UNC game. I'm pretty sure that's how the idea of this trip first came into fruition. I didn't need a lot of convincing though. We happened to bump into the team before the game and Mike met all his favourite players and best of all, Coach Roy! I think that was the highlight of the week for him.
The game was a success and we stayed to watch the Kentucky/Ohio State game afterwards.
After the game, we went to Grimaldi's in Dumbo for pizza, and oh. my. god. My life changed during that meal. Best pizza I have EVER had. If you can only eat one meal in New York, this should be it. I have since tried to replicate the experience in other supposedly-similar restaurants, to no avail.
Before leaving Brooklyn, I was set on going to see the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. We went at night and they were so beautiful! There were a bunch of photographers with tripods taking photos because the views were so breathtaking and iconic.
That last picture may be my favourite picture I have ever taken. Can you spot the Empire State Building through the tower of the Manhattan Bridge? It looks so tiny from this far away!
So that was our little stint in Brooklyn. I really loved Dumbo -- the cobblestone streets and gorgeous views of Manhattan were perfection.
Stay tuned for more!