When I was in New York this May I visited with a couple of friends who live in Hoboken, New Jersey. On Saturday we spent the whole day together – got us some delicious breakfast bagels from Liza’s across the street from their place, hopped on to the train to Brooklyn and an hour later we emerged at Coney Island!

coney island new york

coney island new york

We had picked a beautiful day for it. Actually, we wanted to get in the water but THAT was a little too cold after all.

coney island new york

Competing with the clown over who was the biggest smile..!

coney island new york

Coney Island gets so much of its colour from restaurant facades, all of them serving something that is traditional for Coney Island. What to choose?!

coney island new york

We ended up getting some fried clams to share, which was very delicious. My friends also talked me, the foreigner, into trying a fried corndog, because that’s as newyorker as you can go when it comes to food..! I guess it was okay..

coney island new york

coney island new york

Yummy!

coney island new york

Before setting back towards Manhattan we went down to take a better look at the beach.

coney island new york

There were actually a good handful of eating places and neighbourhoods that I wanted to visit in Brooklyn, but Brooklyn is a big place so that’ll have to be next time. I really wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, so we got off the train while still in Brooklyn..

brooklyn new york

..and saw this! Junior’s! Suddenly, we all craved cheesecake..

brooklyn new york

We shared this piece between the 3 of us, and still almost couldn’t finish it. SO delicious!

brooklyn new york

And onto Brooklyn Bridge! I had really been looking forward to this, and it didn’t disappoint.

brooklyn bridge new york

brooklyn bridge new york

brooklyn bridge new york

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Still loving that there was someone there to take my photo.!

brooklyn bridge new york

Loving the view.. and so many choppers..!

brooklyn bridge new york

brooklyn bridge new york

For dinner, Katz’s Delicatessen isn’t too far from the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge, and since none of us had ever been there that’s where we decided to go.

katz delikatessen new york

katz delikatessen new york

A New York staple! And we discovered that the entire street leading up to Katz’s was filled to the brim with super cool looking eating and drinking places, and we actually did check out one of them before we went home.

katz delikatessen new york

One. Pastrami. Sandwich. Again, perfect to share between 3 adults.! And don’t even think about looking cool while you’re eating it. A great ending to a very lovely day with friends in New York City.

What would you recommend to see in Brooklyn? What would you get at Katz Delikatessen? Comment below!

Read more:
From Times Square Down & Out: New York City!
Postcard from Hoboken, New Jersey
The Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park
Washington D.C. in 2 Days: Not Just the Mall

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