Another weekend at The Rockaways. I never regret spending a whole day at the beach. Natalie has been a super reliable beach buddy this summer. I’ll also never tire of rainbow beach umbrellas.
My new friend Meg, of Ghostly Ferns, recently launched a project called Scouted.in. Currently only for New York City the site features people giving their recommendations for food, coffee, bars, shopping and adventures. She kindly asked me to participate so check out my New York favorites!
// Photo by Jeff Heckman
My friend Dave and I launched a new project this week! It’s called On a Wednesday and we interview strangers about their Wednesdays. We’ll be publishing new interviews every Wednesday so check it out and let me know what you think!
From the Rockaways last weekend. See more here.
In the middle of the extreme heat this weekend, some friends and I thought it would be a great idea to walk from Park Slope to Brooklyn Bridge Park and back. Of course, I rarely say no to a long walk, so along I went, even though it was 100+ degrees.
On our way back from the park, they said, “Let’s show her the street with the little doors.” My curiosity was piqued.
There is an entire block in Carroll Gardens, called Dennet Place where the doors are only 4 feet tall. My mind was pretty blown. Not only are the doors tiny, but they have tiny windows with tiny planters too.
Why? Who would make tiny doors for an entire row of houses? How have I missed this block on so many walks home?
I am not the only curious one. After spending ten minutes Googling the street, it seems that no one really knows why they are so small, but a few have found a few facts about the street.
- According to Lost New York City it could actually be named Bennett Place.
- The New York Times did a short piece on Memorial Day celebrations there and found nothing as to the origin of the tiny doors.
- There is a tiny mention of the street name in New York As It Was and As It Is.
- Lost New York City found a short list of crime committed on the block in the late 1800s.
I took a short trip with some of my closest friends upstate for the weekend. We rented a lake house on Airbnb for four days and spent the whole weekend goofing around and napping. Not a bad way to spend the weekend!
Last summer I heard rumors that the city was building a walkway between Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Promenade. Over the weekend, Kristin and I discovered that construction was complete and you could easily walk between the park and the promenade. I foresee many walks home from the studio now that the weather is nicer.
Also on our walk we found a box of beautiful flowers outside of The Invisible Dog, day maker right there.
Last night I experienced a rare moment when I realize I am a grown-up and I can do whatever I want. So, instead of heading home after babysitting my nieces like I had planned I headed to the Brooklyn Bridge and walked halfway across. I can’t think of a better ending to the first day of Spring.
Oh, and I took some photos!
Saturday was filled with:
ear to ear smiles
watching kids crash on their sleds
It was a fantastic day in New York.