Roomorama hooked me up with a week in Brooklyn. For those unfamiliar, Roomorama enables people to rent out apartments for a fee. We stayed in Sahr’s apartment, nicknamed the Brooklyn Waverly. We had a lovely studio and she even welcomed us with fresh lemonade and homemade cookies. There was an option for a one bedroom, but my parents said “if you’ve stayed with strangers in a studio you can stay with your parents!”
I thought it might be fun to get their take on a week in NYC. Here’s what they had to say about my hosting them:
Life comes full circle when your son hosts you in the big city. My wife and I spent 4 days in New York City. Our son took us to Anthony Bourdain’s restaurant, Les Halles for my 69th birthday dinner. While the Nomad worked, his parents played. We explored and visited our neighborhood in Clinton Hill, the World Trade Center construction site and museum and the City Hall area on foot. With the help of our trusty GPS my wife and I visited and explored Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Red Hook…all sections of Brooklyn. Our last day in New York we walked from Brooklyn to Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by lunch in Chinatown. At night we had lots of fun with our son.
Night time entertainment included an Indonesian concert and dancing by Gamelan Dharma Swara, snacks at Mamoun’s Falafel shop, a nightcap at a Hanson Dry, a wonderful neighborhood bar, and fabulous Italian food at Locanda Vini and Olii.
Overall our city experience was great fun, even though we were constantly anxious about getting lost on the NY subway system. A special thanks to the NYC Nomad and Roomorama for hosting our adventure.