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Brooklyn Bridge Park
Type: Attractions, Free Attractions, Gardens, Great Views, Parks, Public Spaces
Getting there is half the fun when you hope on a ferry to Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River; subway lines can get you there too. Another example of transforming an industrial site into an 85-acre... Read More
Getting there is half the fun when you hope on a ferry to Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River; subway lines can get you there too. Another example of transforming an industrial site into an 85-acre playground. Wednesday Night walking tours from May-October start at Pier 1 with guest lecturers focusing on horticulture, design, history and sustainability. A Roller Rink adds allure to the new Brooklyn Bridge Park where the five-acre Piers 2 and 4 give visitors a chance to wriggle their toes in the sand off the former pier lined with picnic tables, play turf, bocce and basketball courts; kayaking and Bargemusic in summer. Brooklyn Bridge Park Book Cart houses a small library at Pier 3 Greenway. Trains N 3 or East River Ferry, NY Water Taxi, Governors Island ferry
- Parks: "One of the city's newest broad green spaces. Check the online maps to correspond your visit with attractions corresponding to the Piers; affordable lunch near the Brooklyn Bridge."
- Best for Parks Because: Breathtaking views from this sensational harborside park of Lower Manhattan; wonderful place for families to be in the city, yet refreshed by river views.