After travelling around other American cities for a week, I was hanging out for a New York coffee, and Five Leaves on Bedford Ave certainly didn’t disappoint. We sat down to a refreshingly healthy brunch and multiple coffees before beginning our day exploring Greenpoint. The coffee was so good we visited their coffee window every morning of our stay in Brooklyn, getting to know the barista. Our next stop was Beacon’s Closet on Guernsey St, where you can buy sell and trade vintage clothes. We split up to explore the huge store, meeting back up in the change rooms 3 hours later, buzzing over all our finds. To regain some energy, we devoured mouthwatering smoked salmon cream cheese bagels at Frankel’s Deli, and were off again, next up, Rough Trade Records. They have four stores in the UK, with their one USA store being their largest yet, and host to an incredible range of genres and artists. Music lovers will need a few hours to search through them all, before you visit it’s worth checking out their events page to see which band is playing there that night, you may just find a new favourite. For dinner we chose Modern Love on Union Ave in Williamsburg, a local favourite in the area, that also happens to be completely vegan. I’d recommend their burgers when you’re in the mood for some comfort food, they were delicious. We finished the day at an immersive theatre experience, Then She Fell. It’s located in a vacant century-old hospital ward and based on the works of Lewis Carroll. I won’t give anything away, except to say it was a highlight of my holiday and I’d recommend it to anyone interested in a truly unique experience.