Brooklyn Bridge Park
Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello
Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Time Out says
Fri May 4 2012
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Some city parks were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park, however, was not—and that’s precisely why it has become so popular in the four years since it debuted. The project has transformed a chunk of the Brooklyn waterfront into a nearly 85-acre expanse; we're big fans of the Pier 6 Playground and its wonderfully landscaped play spaces, including the Water Lab, a stone-strewn area with water underfoot to splash in, and Sand Village, a huge sandbox with a molecular-looking climbing structure flanked by two long metal slides. When hunger hits, stop by the Fulton Ferry Landing, which offers tasty eats from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Continue walking south and you'll also cross the Pop-Up Pool for hot summer days and one of the prettiest walks in NYC, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The just-opened Pier 2 provides even more sporty fun, with five acres of basketball, handball, bocce and even shuffleboard courts and swingsets. Add clean bathrooms, a food court, spots for fishing and the mutli-purpose sports fields at Pier 5 and there’s not much room for improvement—especially when views of downtown Manhattan and New York Harbor are the backdrop.
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What's on at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Art & design, History, Things to Do, Kids activities & themes
Inspired by the Statue of Liberty, We the People is a full-scale replica of the statue comprised of 250 individual pieces, using the same materials and techniques as those of the original. The BBP exhibit will feature the statue's right arm, which holds...
Food & Drink
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The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 through the summer. We're still waiting on details for the 2014 iteration, but previous years have featured returning vendors such as comfort-food...