I shot up to New York City for three days this past week. My great aunt picked me up at Penn Station in Manhattan and got me to Brooklyn, where she and some life-long friends live.

Brooklyn has a special charm all its own. It seems to move at a slightly slower pace than Manhattan while still conserving all the diversity and selection that is the NYC trademark.


In past visits to New York City I have found the city overwhelming but that was really not the case this time.

Ultimately, it was a quick summer getaway, multiple emotional reunions and a touristic visit all in one.