Monday, February 15, 2010

Vinegar Hill

During a less snowy time, Matt and I headed northeast from Brooklyn Heights, past the Manhattan Bridge, to visit the little neighborhood of Vinegar Hill. The area gets its name from the 19th Century Irish immigrants who named it after the Battle of Vinegar Hill in Ireland (against those pesky British!)

It sits next to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, so one of the most notable fixtures of the neighborhood is the old commandant's house, which looks like White House North and still has an old 1950s (I'm guessing) car parked in the driveway.

Now it's a "we're cool because we're just slightly off the beaten path" neighborhood that counts a ConEd substation, restaurant of the moment Vinegar Hill House, a Japanese antique importer, a new condo development and a pita bread bakery among its neighbors.

Grab a tea in Dumbo and head for Vinegar Hill some day. Definitely worth the walk!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool! I can't wait for the nice weather to come so I can take a NY walk with you!

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think anyone lives in that house? Wow! I would love to see the interior- could we go peek in the windows!

7:26 PM  

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