Sunday, July 17, 2011


Plymouth Church, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY (Ceremony) 3 p.m.

The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, Manhattan (Reception) 5:30 p.m.

Area Hotels

In Brooklyn, we have blocks of rooms available at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott and the NU Hotel in Brooklyn. Both hotels have valet parking, but it’ll cost you a little extra–but the alternative, street parking, is something best avoided.

The rates on our blocks of rooms at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott and the NU Hotel apply to people staying over any/all nights between Thursday and Sunday night.

To book at the Marriott online for our special rate ($199/night) please click here. You can also upgrade to a room with a view which, I mean, why not, right?

To book at the NU Hotel, which is about 4 blocks south of the Marriott ($189 for a queen room, $219 for king rooms, available only upon request), please call 1-718-852-8585 and ask for the Black/Kocan block of rooms.

For guests who prefer to stay in Manhattan, we’ve reserved a small block at the Renaissance Hotel on 57th Street at Lexington Ave. Call 212-753-8841 for reservations.

Otherwise, the best choice is probably to sign up for Jetsetter.com (it’s free to do so) and check out the link that says “All Vacations” and click on New York. Jetsetter only has really nice properties on their site, and some (like The Carlton Hotel) are as low as $199/night for our weekend in July. And of course, if you have any questions, leave a comment or email me (Liz) directly.

If possible, we recommend that you enjoy the delights of Amtrak or JetBlue instead of driving, since driving (and parking) a car in New York is one of the least pleasant experiences going. Speaking of not driving….

Car Services

To get around Brooklyn, we use car services anytime we don’t want to take the subway. Here are a few that are reliable and fairly inexpensive, if you prefer to eschew mass transit.

Arecibo Car Service: (718) 783-6465

Cobble Hill Car Service: (718) 643-1113

Heights Car & Limo: (718) 222-9999

Gift Registries

We’ve taken the liberty of registering for gifts through a few different retailers. It should come as no surprise that almost everything is food-related.

Heath Ceramics