I’ve been a Brooklynite for a good long while now, so writing these two pieces for CNN Travel and The Bridge about Brooklyn’s nouveau tourism scene was a chance for me to see the borough the way first-time visitors do. True to Brooklyn’s reputation for being “hip” and “with it,” there’s a ton of cool stuff happening in the hotel scene here. Evidence below:

Brooklyn’s Coolest Hotels and Hottest Hangouts — CNN Travel

The Tea Director: Brooklyn’s Coolest New Hotel Perk — The Bridge

Fun fact: These are the first two stories I’ve written after my recent return to #FreelanceLife. Starting off with a Brooklyn bang.