round these parts | summer begins

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(the Bowery Hotel has a lovely bar right off the lobby, in case you were wondering...)

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(one of the best bits of a Brooklyn summer? the free concerts in Prospect Park)

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(if you ever get the chance to see Fitz and The Tantrums live, YOU MUST)

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i love summer in new york. the heat is nearly unbearable and i find myself wishing it away, but there is so much to do here. free concerts and outdoor bars and pop-up markets. the city becomes a veritable cornucopia of opportunity--i mean, it is always, but it's more evident in the summer. everyone is out and anything is possible. i knew that when i crossed the brooklyn bridge last saturday night just as the sun was rising (after a night of karaoke), that summer was off to a roaring start...