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Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
Type: Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Parks, Public Spaces
If you find yourself waiting for a boat at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, you mind find yourself stuck for things to do. Luckily you are right in the vibrant neighborhood of Red Hook and are surrounded... Read More
If you find yourself waiting for a boat at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, you mind find yourself stuck for things to do. Luckily you are right in the vibrant neighborhood of Red Hook and are surrounded by options. Take a moment to wander down to Louis J. Valentino Park. Named after a firefighter and lifeguard who lost his life while searching for wounded firefighters in a three-alarm blaze, Valentino Park plays host to a spectacular pier which shows off incredible views of the Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island, Manhattan's skyline, and the New York Harbor. The park is also surrounded by historical buildings both residential and industrial in nature and gives a true sense of how the New York shipping industry developed and the diverse changes the neighborhood has seen. This is a great spot to grab some grub from one of the many delightful local cafes and take a seat, drinking in the spectacular views. The surrounding area is also worth a look, boasting small cobblestone streets, charming boutiques and art galleries.