25 Minutes in Brooklyn

My best defense against people who accuse me of being a huge hipster d-bag is the fact that I’ve spent all of maybe four of the 187,564 hours I’ve been alive (yes, I did just look that up specifically for this purpose) in Brooklyn. I’m a plebe who just likes wandering around the Met and tracking down Wafels & Dinges and stuff when I go into the city. But last Friday I was feeling at least sort of adventurous and ventured to Brooklyn for a few minutes by way of the Brooklyn Bridge. This sounds super corny until you find out that although I’m a lifelong resident of New York State and a three-year temporary occupant of the tri-state area, that was my first time crossing that bridge.

Maybe it’s still super corny.

Who am I kidding, it was totally corny, but it also lived up to the massive hype, and it got one more thing on my senior year bucket list accomplished.

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My triumphant post-crossing photo in Brooklyn Bridge Park would so be my prof pic if I didn’t have a photo with the President of the United States permanently occupying that spot.

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We crossed from Manhattan into Brooklyn in the late afternoon and then chatted in Brooklyn Bridge Park for a bit, heading back when we realized the sunset was probably about to become incredible.

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The sunset did get pretty excellent, so our total lack of planning or strategy worked out splendidly. It was a gorgeous backdrop for the Statue of Liberty.

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Aside from the sunset, we were treated to a pretty nice moonrise over the Manhattan Bridge.

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Nicole, who came with me on this epic adventure, was a godsend given that she’d already traversed the bridge and explored its namesake park in Brooklyn a few times before… even though she’s from Australia and has been living here for all of a month and a half. I’ve clearly been slacking.

This was the first in what I’m hoping will become a series about my attempts to actually go places and do things during my senior year of college. I’ve already crossed a couple of the other items off of my bucket list, so we’re off to a bit of an uneven start, but maybe I’ll write about those later.

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