Toni On! Exploring Brooklyn’s Back Story

(credit: Toni Senecal)

(credit: Toni Senecal)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)If you love New York City like we love New York City then tag along with Toni On! We uncover hidden city secrets, show you the coolest stuff to do and hunt down the best treats because we love to eat! If you’re looking for a good time, Toni is your go-to guide!

This week Toni On! explores Brooklyn’s back story, tracking down the first settlement outside Manhattan.

Toni hit Local 61 for the best brew, tasted some of the city’s best chocolate at Cacao Prieto in Red Hook (where they also make cacao based rum!), devoured lobster mac-n-cheese at Sadie’s Kitchen and went to great heights at Brooklyn Boulders and Island Rock.

Toni also paid a visit to The Old Stone House, which played a role in the Revolutionary War. Built in 1699, it’s where the Maryland Troops, financed by Charles Carroll, were massacred during the Battle of Brooklyn.  The neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, Carroll St. and the retractable Carroll St Bridge are all named after the financier who was the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Toni heads to Cacao Prieto.

Toni grabs a bite at Sadie’s Kitchen.

Toni climbs to new heights.

Tune in next week for more Toni On! New York…