Photo ยฉ Angelita Gonzalez, www.angelitasphotos.com

Hello and welcome! I am so thrilled that you have decided to stop by.

I am a born and raised Brooklynite (as my blog title makes apparent haha) and although it barely resembles the place where I grew up, my heart is still very fond of this borough. It’s bananas how different this place is from when I was a kid; from an artisan ice cream shop in the same spot where my childhood corner bodega once stood to a Trader Joe’s (love that place) housed within the walls of a former Brooklyn bank, times have definitely changed.

You can often find me taking in the view at Brooklyn Bridge Park, smelling the roses at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, or soaking up the rays (and battling the crowd for a spot on the sand) at Coney Island beach. There is so much that this one borough offers that I sometimes wonder why people choose to leave.

Some of my passions include traveling, volunteering, cooking, writing, and yes, Michael Jackson (!), so if any of these interest you as well, please tag along for the ride. I am constantly looking for new (and often free) things to do around the city and fun ways to spend my time and I look forward to sharing them with you. And although life isn’t always perfect, it is about making the best with what we’ve got. I hope you stick around and I thank you for reading!



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    July 21, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Hey there! Thanks for stooping by my blog and the follow!
    You have an interesting blog and looking forward to explore it more ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Melissa Brody
    July 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the blog follow–and leading me to yours. Can’t wait to read more!

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    August 13, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hello! I have nominated you for the Leibster Award! ๐Ÿ™‚ If interested, please check this link

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    January 21, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    You’re incredible at photography! I’m in love with yours! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, lovey ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      January 22, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Thanks so much! I just found your blog and love it and all the fashion, of course. Thanks for visiting ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    March 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    I was on Brooklyn bridge last Summer and walked to a park in Brooklyn. I can sense the pride as I had an elated feeling just walking across the bridge. You have a wonderful blog with lovely recipes. Keep rocking!

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      Justine @ Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      March 10, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      I get that feeling walking across the bridge too! It’s so beautiful and massive, I’m always in awe. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 25, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Hi fellow New Yorker! I nominated you for a Liebster Award. http://wp.me/p5DrX5-65

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    Justine @ Born and Bred in Brooklyn
    May 11, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Oh wow! Thank you so much!! How do I participate?

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      May 11, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Goggle the “Versatile Blogger Award” and the website has all the info! Hope you decide to participate!

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