Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer 2011 Bucket List revisited: #1, #2

1. Take the East River Ferry to Brooklyn

A new ferry route opened up near my apartment this summer, connecting midtown Manhattan to various stops in Brooklyn, Governor's Island, & ending in Wall Street. I took the ferry a few times to Fort Greene & Williamsburg. It takes a little longer than the train, but it's a fun ride with a good breeze in your face & a beautiful view.

{view of Manhattan from the ferry as it heads to Brooklyn}

2. Williamsburg Flea Market

The Brooklyn Flea is no longer the same as the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday Flea that use to be located in Dumbo. Now operating out of 2 locations on the weekends, the Brooklyn Flea is predominantly thrift/vintage items & food stands. I went in search of a jewelry designer I saw at the Brooklyn Bridge Flea 2 years ago, but there are no vendors of that sort at the Williamsburg location. I didn't find anything I wanted to buy, but there were many interesting things to see.

Sat 10am–5pm: 176 Lafayette Ave (btw Clermont & Vanderbilt Aves), Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Sun 10am–5pm: East River Waterfront (btw North 6th and 7th Sts), Williamsburg, Brooklyn

{papa, mama, & baby second-hand Chucks}

{interesting finds at the Brooklyn Flea}


  1. i love that second photo of manhattan from the ferry!

    did u buy anything from the flea market?

    you need to take more photos so we can explore more of NYC vicariously through you =P

  2. oh that does sound like fun alternative to the train... i didn't realize they had ferries for transportation... i thought they were like for tours and stuff. heh.

  3. yea I know... I thought it was going to be more touristy but then realized it is just an alternative commute for people that want to cross the river & get to wall street.

    bought nothing at the flea market. unless you count food & lemonade.


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