As many of you know we live in the Battery Park neighborhood of NYC. I’ve lived and grown up in NYC my entire life, yet I still feel like there’s just so many places right here in our city that I need to see and do. It’s really easy to get stuck in your daily routine, and tend to stay in your own neighborhood rarely venturing out. But since my kiddies were small, I’ve made it my mission to absorb and appreciate all that NYC has to offer. I have realized this past summer that we don’t venture to Brooklyn as much as we should. And we are so close!
A friend of mine recently told me about City Point in Brooklyn, so it’s been on my to do list for quite sometime, and just a couple of weeks ago, the kids and I wound up spending the entire day there! Located in Downtown Brooklyn, just off of the Manhattan Bridge, with entrances on Flatbush Avenue and Albee Square West, the DeKalb Avenue subway station drops you right at their door. City Point has everything under one roof like Target, Trader Joes, Century 21, cute small boutiques, and wait till I tell you about the eats downstairs in DeKalb Market Hall!
We shopped for back to school clothes and supplies at some of our favorite retailers, had an amazing lunch, and we even finished my day by picking up dinner at Trader Joe’s! Our first stop was Torly & Tooby. Tory also has a shop near us in Tribeca, so I am super familiar with the brands they carry for my kiddies and shop there frequently! With brands like Appaman, Pink Chicken, and Vintage Havana, my kids were in their glory and found some amazing new pieces to wear for their first day back at school! We also popped into Flying Tiger Copenhagen, which I actually just discovered for the first time this summer, and just love this fun shop! With everything from party supplies, to back to school trinkets, to pop up tents, we had the best time in there!
And I am always drawn to unique beauty shops and Rain Africa has the best handmade bath & body products and hand crafted home ware using natural ingredients with African origins. They make perfect gifts and these bath bombs are just the best.
Next, it was downstairs to the DeKalb Market Hall, and felt as though we were transported to another country. Showcasing 40 vendors who reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the borough, DeKalb Market Hall has certainly raising Brooklyn’s profile as a hub of innovative cooking and dining experiences. DeKalb Market Hall is one of the largest food and entertainment centers in Brooklyn with a design and atmosphere that pays homage to what has always made our city cool!
I felt as though we walked around for hours trying to decide on where to eat lunch. The kids wanted to stop at every vendor which included Guss’ Pickles, Ample Hill’s Creamery for ice cream, Han Dynasty but we decided on Fortina Pizza!
Ryder, Siella, and Gemma loved the brick oven pizza so much, we actually ordered a second pie! I was so blown away by the DeKalb Food Hall, that I already told Jason we are going back there for a date night! Such a fun and unique spot, and I cannot believe how close it is to our house!
What a fun day at City Point and honestly I cannot wait to go back, and may need to add my visits to my weekly routines, between Target and Trader Joe’s in one spot its a one stop shopping destination!