Tag Archives: Brooklyn Heights


27 Nov

We went for a long walk on Thanksgiving day (I know, you’re shocked), through Carroll Gardens, down to the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights.

Confused Tree

There wasn’t much open, aside from book stores and Italian cafes. A perfect cappuccino and a pignoli cookie may be the finest breakfast of all time.

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims is my new favorite church in New York (my old favorite was Grace Church on 10th Street & Broadway). It’s the church where Henry Ward Beecher preached and espoused abolitionism. It was also a stop on the Underground Railroad.


We were hoping that Jack the Horse Tavern would be open. It was not. So we ate lunch at a nice Turkish joint on Montague Street. It was quite busy, and yes, as each person left, they felt compelled to say, “Happy Turkey Day!” to the proprietress.

Gorgeous Brooklyn Heights

Did you know that Brooklyn Heights was the first commuter town?

From the Promenade

Did you know that the Promenade didn’t exist before Robert Moses built the BQE?

Brooklyn Heights Subway Station

Can you tell Barry Lewis’ ‘A Walk Around Brooklyn‘ was on PBS after Thanksgiving dinner?

Cranberry/Apple Crumble

I sat and learned while devouring this delicious, just-enough-sweet-and-not-too-tart crisp. It was a delightful end to a relaxing day. I hope yours was just as wonderful.