My daughter lives in a 4th-floor walkup in Prospect Heights. This is the view from the roof:
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is just a few blocks from my daughter's apartment. The cherry trees, lilacs and tulips were in full bloom:
Sampling the artisan beers on tap at the Brooklyn Brewery:
On Saturday morning, we stopped at the greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza. Regional produce (I won't say local, because the farms aren't actually in Brooklyn), fruits, fish, meats, breads, baked goods, flowers, pickles, jams, and this sprout farmer:
Here is a traditional "pork store" selling meats, sausages, salami and Italian specialties. You don't find these in Virginia.
Haven't seen a bread bakery around these parts, either.
I've eaten in a lot of ethnic restaurants, but this is the first time I've seen the "Chinese-Latina" combo:
More Brooklyn to come!