Hey, loves! I went to Brooklyn back in the spring of 2016 for a two part trip. Brooklyn for a couple of days and then to Massachusetts for a graduation. But the whole Brooklyn part had to be kept secret because the person I went with was coming to the graduation as a surprise. It was really hard not posting on Snap and Twitter how much I was enjoying New York but I had to be lowkey.
Now that the surprise is long over I can post about my 2 days in Brooklyn. I had the best tour guide. Granted Sek isn't from NY but he lived there briefly when he interned a few summers back. So he pretty much knew how to get everywhere by train.
I love visiting New York for a few days. It is nice to take in the big city and then go back home to where things move a little slower. Brooklyn always seems to be a place I go when I'm there. We stayed in Brooklyn and explored all over the city. We had lunch in Harlem, we went to a museum in Brooklyn, visited BET offices in Manhattan, and that was just the first full day.
Sek is really good at planning stuff to do while we're out of town. We visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum first. It was so surreal. Standing in the same place where the Twin Towers used to be. We reflected on where we were when 9/11 hit.
We took the subway(I almost said Metro lol) to Harlem. We had two agendas; find food and visit a museum. The museum ended up being closed for the day, bummer. But we had some great food at Sylvia's on Lenox Ave.I had chicken and waffles with a side of collard greens. SO GOOD! I would go back to NY just to hit up Sylvia's. So if you're ever in Harlem (or NY) stop by, seriously, you won't regret it.
We got back on the subway and made our way to Times Square. Such a busy yet beautiful place. Its one of the reasons I know I could never live in New York (especially not Manhattan) but also one of the reasons I keep on visiting.
Then we stopped by the BET offices so Sek could visit some friends. It was really nice there. I've never been in a skyscraper in Manhattan so it was cool to check that off my unwritten bucket list.
The next day we went to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. I never thought I would be a person to enjoy a museum of art, but I had a wonderful time. We went through the whole museum in about 2 hours. I have so many pictures of all the things that I found interesting. The museum has 5 floors and you start at the top and work your way down. We saw everything from exact replicas of slave owner's homes, the Emancipation Proclamation, ancient statues from the Mayan era, Egyptian mummy tombs, a giant replica of a Nike Air Max, a slave house and everything in between.
After the museum we went to a restaurant called Southern Comfort in Clinton Hill(BK). Where we had buttermilk friend chicken sandwiches with fries and macaroni and cheese. The chicken was so good y'all. Mac and cheese was amazing!
That's all I did on my short trip to Brooklyn. It was short, sweet and everything I didn't know I needed. Sorry it took so long to get this one up. Sorting out all those pictures (all aren't included) was hard work! I hope you all enjoyed this post and I'll see you next time.