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Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Some city parks—Central and Prospect, most obviously—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 five years since it debuted. The project has transformed a chunk of the Brooklyn waterfront into an 85-acre expanse; several sections house unique attractions such as Jane’s Carousel, a restored 1920s merry-go-round, and riverside esplanades with gorgeous Manhattan views. Check out Pier 2, a three-acre site designed specifically for "active recreation" (sporting leagues, picnics and roller skating) with a 6,300-square-foot lawn and a water play area, and the new Squibb Bridge just opened. Also don't miss out the new Public Art Fund display Reverberation, made of large bells by San Francisco-based sculptor Davina Semo.


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The Hill in New York

The Hill in New York is an actual recreation of the iconic Wimbledon landmark on this side of the Atlantic. From July 8 through 10, about 1,000 New Yorkers each day will get to immerse themselves in the British experience by Brooklyn Bridge Park. What's more, the arrival of the site coincides with the British tournament's finals, so ticket holders will get to watch the last few matches as if they were on the other side of the world. Fun fact: Watching the Wimbledon championships on the Hill first became a tradition in the 1990s when the spot became the home of "Henmania," a tribute to former British number one player Tim Henman. The original Hill actually turns 25 this year. Event participants can also expect surprise live performances, on-premise activations, iconic hampers, Wimbledon-inspired gin cocktails served at the bar and the presence of actual tournament stewards. Each day will also feature a fun after-party complete with awesome DJs. Who even needs to fly to the United Kingdom anymore?

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