Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a new kid in town and its name is Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1. I’m excited that they’re revitalizing the west coastline of Brooklyn in the same way that they’ve developed Hudson River Park. Judging by the first pier that they’ve finished, Pier 1, it looks to be very similar in style to Hudson River Park, except there’s more elevation in this one. There’s also a fine view of downtown Manhattan. The park at Pier 6 is being created as we speak, but only the children’s playground is there, and I didn’t want to take pics of that, so the pics below are only of Pier 1. It was a cloudy day too, so they’re not the best pics. However, they should give you an idea of what’s in store for you.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This is the view from the stone steps.
Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a nice expanse of lawn. They hold movie screenings here.
Brooklyn Bridge Park

This is a marshy area between Pier 1 and Pier 2.
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Next to the marshes is a kayak docking area. We saw a number of colorful kayaks come in.
Brooklyn Bridge Park

I think the best way to get to Brooklyn Bridge Park is to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan. It’s a one-mile walk on the bridge itself and probably only half a mile more from there. If you want to get directly there by subway, you can take the A/C to High Street, the 2/3 to Clark Street, or the F to York Street.


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