New York - Concrete Jungle

New York in the summer time has a unique energy about it. The mix of heat, noise and smells can be overwhelming but that is exactly what creates the buzz around the city.

Our second teddy bear travel to New York came with new and unexpected discoveries that made our short stay even more memorable this time around.

Our last journey to New York was centred around Manhattan but this time we decided to cross the river into Brooklyn and experience what else was on offer.

 The longest street in Brooklyn  

The longest street in Brooklyn  

Our first port of call was Williamsburg. Williamsburg is a hub of music, art and hipster culture. There is an abundance of things to do especially around the Bedford Avenue area. Our favourite and out of the way discovery was Beco - a Brazilian bar/restaurant serving a great selection of drinks to go along with the food. You must try the Moqueca - shrimp stew with coconut milk, yellow peppers, cilantro, ginger and dender oil served with rice. And all of this for a very affordable $18. For drinks head to the Ides Bar at the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel. The views of the Manhattan skyline alone is worth the queue to get up there.

Dumbo short for Down the Manhattan Bridge Overpass is located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. This area offers in our humble opinion one of the most fantastic backdrops you can see in Brooklyn. The view of a section of the Manhattan Bridge with the Empire State Building sandwiched between the legs of the bridge is just breathtaking. 

 View of the Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo

View of the Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo

Whatever you do or whenever you stay in New York make sure you soak in as much of the atmosphere as possible and don't be afraid of getting lost on the subway  

Michael Dankwah