Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Parks

Squibb Park Bridge in Photos

If you've ever wanted to walk across a bouncy bridge and rest assure it's perfectly safe, here's your chance.

Squibb Park Bridge recently opened as a much-needed (and scenic!) pedestrian link between the Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Whereas before you had walk a steep hill down Columbia Heights,. then dodge traffic across the BQE before finally reaching the park, now you can access it via a 400-foot long zig zagging bridge, just a few steps from the northern end of Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Drinks, DUMBO, DUMBO, Restaurants and Cafes

The Mexican 75 at Gran Electrica


Earlier last year my friends Max and Barb found a great new Mexican restaurant in DUMBO and couldn't stop raving about their Ensenada-style fish tacos. And to be sure, when I finally went with them, the tacos did turn out to be really great, the likes of which are almost impossible to find on the East Coast.

But the tacos aren't the only reason to go to Gran Electrica. They also have amazing cocktails. We tried many over the course of the evening, but the one that stood out was the Mexican 75, modeled after the French 75. Made with Tesoro Reposado tequila instead of gin, the drink also contained Lillet Rose, Cava, lime juice, and agave nectar. It was slightly fizzy, slightly sweet, and surprisingly potent for such a small amount.

It was definitely a new favorite cocktail, and this is coming from someone who is not normally a fan of tequila.

Gran Electrica
5 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Neighborhood: Dumbo

DUMBO, Restaurants and Cafes

Milk Truck Grilled Cheese

What do you do on a 64°F October day, possibly the last 60-something degree weekend day for the next 6 months? You look for any excuse to eat outdoors, preferably on the grass.

Luckily, on Sundays until Nov. 18th, Smorgasburg is at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO, just a short train ride from me. Also luckily, my friend Elizabeth was also experiencing cabin fever and was up for a trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park.