Within five hours time we visited both East Village and Brooklyn. We spotted our colleague Dennis (one of our ‘guest sheeps’ in future) in the morning at breakfast. He gave us a tip to visit East Village. We tried to find some interesting places in East Village but in the end we both agreed that Brooklyn and Williamsburg are more inspiring places to us. After we crossed the East River to Brooklyn by subway again we had what we wanted again: vintage, hip spots, a vibrant atmosphere and on every corner great grafiti from unknown artists. It is a very inspiring place to be and an upcoming market for all kinds of artistic expressions. Check it out for yourself!
We visited the Meat Packers district after our flight from Amsterdam to New York City and had a drink in The Standard. In the rooftop bar you have an amazing view over the city. We had some fun simulating a photo booth session in the photo booth of The Standard with our own camera . After that we went to the Gansevoort. At that place we decided that ‘don’t disturb the sheep’ should be our name for the business. A milestone! We celebrated that fact with a glass of sparkling wine!
We rented a car and drove to Zest. This is a really relaxing place to be. Good food and drinks, nice sun beds and very good service. We drove back at the end of the day and crossed the Juliana bridge about three times up and down because every time we missed the exit to the hotel. Transformed in evening dresses we did the same trip again the other way around. We missed three times the Juliana Bridge again, but finally we reached Bijblauw. A nice restaurant where we had dinner near the water. Bijblauw’s owners are from the Netherlands. They started a few years back.