(I posted this on the NYC forum but I guess this one is more specific)
We will be in NYC for Christmas and we were thinking of having a day in Brooklyn, I came up with a draft itinerary but I'd love your suggestions. We are a couple 30s/early 40s, our interests are good food (no Italian, we get plenty of that at home), photography, architecture and a bit of shopping.
We were hoping to find a walking tour/food tour of Brooklyn but it seems none are available on the date we're planing to go (Dec. 23).
Here's what I have so far:
early breakfast @ Clinton Street Bakery (8.30 am) on the way to Brooklyn (suggestions for a similar place to have breakfast in Brooklyn accepted)
Subway (F) to 7th Ave Brooklyn, walk around the brownstones in Park Slope (what else can we see in that area?)
Then subway from Grand Army Plaza (2,3) to Clark St, quick walk through the Brooklyn Promenade (we've already been there), photography time in Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Ferry from there to East River State park
Walk in the area (what can we see there besides Bedford Ave?), then subway (L) back to Manhattan.
We would like to be back in Manhattan by 5 pm.
Is it realistic? what are we missing? what should we miss? any Christmas events (markets, decorations, carols, etc.) going on in those areas? cool photography spots? not so expensive clothing or home decor shops?