Get Up and Ride: Brooklyn

Just as any online article, blog post or tour-guide book would state, there is literally SO much stuff to do in NYC during the summer days. Even though I’ve been a New Yorker for almost a year now (technically, if you count last summer), I still feel like there is so much to explore. So many inches and corners of the city I have yet to see or get a feel for. That said, Derek and I have been making it our mission to take advantage of every free day we have and embark on as many adventures as possible.

Our most recent one was last weekend when we took a bike tour of Brooklyn with Get Up and Ride. This company is known for providing unique urban adventures, and man did they follow through. Such an authentic, fun-filled four hours! Plus, bike-riding through all the different parts of Brooklyn truly gave me a new prospective of how special each neighborhood is.

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We started the tour in Williamsburg and made our way to a waterfront park in Greenpoint. Only to turn around and see a massive blaze of smoke in the direction we were headed.

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Thank goodness for the talent of the NYFD. That thing was put out within a blink of an eye.

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Before too long, the tour guide told asked us if we wanted to eat the “best pizza” ever.

So we said yes, of course, not knowing that was ironically what the place was called.

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One of many stops on the tour — and my favorite of all — was on top of a random building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Turns out, it was the location for Brooklyn Grange, an organic rooftop farm. Such a cool, experience!

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While riding through Brooklyn Heights, My eyes were captivated by all of the beautiful, and I mean beautiful, brownstones spread among the area. Derek and I have explored this neighborhood multiple times, and it has to be by far my favorite!

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What’s a hot summer day in New York without multiple stops for iced coffee? This definitely has to be my new addiction since moving here.

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While the tour ended at an alluring, picture-perfect view of the city, Derek and I didn’t want to end our day of exploring just yet. So we stopped by the beloved Smorgasburg to stuff our faces even more.

He chose the mac ‘n cheese.

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I settled for a mini maple donut and some basil lemonade.

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Twas a fun day…Looking forward to more!

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