One of the best parts about where Adam and I live in Brooklyn right now is our proximity to the beautiful Prospect Park. It's just a 10-minute walk away from our apartment and a much-needed peaceful oasis where we go to decompress from the craziness of the city and enjoy some nature. Right outside of our park entrance is Grand Army Plaza -- a must-see spot if you ever visit Brooklyn -- and every Saturday the plaza hosts a Greenmarket, where locals go to stock up on locally-grown produce, organic meats, freshly baked breads, and other tasty treats. If you're ever in the area on a Saturday morning, you have to stop by!
It's one of my favorite places to visit for a little "me time" on a lazy weekend morning. One of the reasons I like New York City is because of the anonymity I enjoy here. In my hometown, I couldn't walk down the sidewalk without running into a ton of people I knew, but in New York it's easy to slip through the crowds or go out for the day without that constant recognition. I love starting a Saturday morning by quietly walking through each vendor's stall at the Greenmarket and watching all the other people hustle by. My favorite products you can find at the Market are dried lavender sachets, apple cider slushies, and savory stuffed loaves of bread. Seriously, if you're in Brooklyn you have to check it out! I brought my mom when she was visiting last winter and we had so much fun picking out delicious foods to bring home and cook for brunch.
When you're done shopping at the Greenmarket, before you head out of the area, take a little detour down the nearby Underhill Avenue. Just one block down the street (coming from Eastern Parkway) you'll find a colorful and creative street art exhibition called the Underhill Walls. The artwork rotates from time to time, and it's extra fun if you happen to show up on the day the artists are painting over their old works and creating new ones. XOXO
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 27 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.