Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photograph: Sergio Ruiz


Photograph: Sergio Ruiz


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Brooklyn Bridge Pop Up Pool

Photograph: Sergio Ruiz


Brooklyn Heights Free
Stretching 1.3 miles along the East River, this beautiful revamped waterfront is proof that an idyllic slice of nature can exist right in the city. Pier 2 is tricked out with recreation facilities for basketball, handball, bocce, shuffleboard and roller-skating (open daily 6am–11pm). Bring your bikes (or rent them at Pier 1's entrace) for a spin on the Greenway, then stop at Pier 6 to explore a playground featuring wonderfully landscaped play spaces, including the Water Lab—a stone-strewn area with water underfoot to splash in—plus, New York's largest sandbox. At Pier 3, post up with a blanket and book, or take a peaceful stroll minus traffic noise thanks to Sound Attenuating Hill. Continue walking south and you'll come across the Pop-Up Pool and one of the prettiest walks in NYC, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. 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.
Venue name: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Address: East River between Adams St and Atlantic Ave
Transport: Subway: A, C to High St; F to York St

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  • Until Friday January 1 2016 Free
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  • Wednesday October 21 2015 Free
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  • Saturday October 24 2015 Free
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