Just like its name suggests, Brooklyn Bridge Park is stationed under the Brooklyn Bridge. Spanning over 1.3 miles of Brooklyn’s waterfront, from the Columbia Heights waterfront district to the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, this jewel of a park offers insanely mesmerizing views of Manhattan’s skyline.
A cutting-edge park brimming with spaces that cater to each and every interest, Brooklyn Bridge Park draws numerous of visitors every day, who come for awe-inspiring views of Manhattan and idyllic picnic spots along the waterfront.
If you’re someone who fancies your activity-filled park excursions, you won’t find a better spot than Brooklyn Bridge Park in all of NYC.
Things to Do
For basketball and handball courts or a roller-skating rink and open-air workout equipment, head to Pier 2. Lethargic much? Fret not, you also get to try your hands at bocce and shuffleboard.
Rock-climbing walls on the Main Street Pier, synthetic-turf soccer fields at Pier 5 and beach volleyball on Pier 6 are some other exciting options available at the park.
Also, between the months of June and September, free walk-up kayak rentals are available on Pier 2. You can also avail tickets to waterfront concerts at Bargemusic.
Where to Eat
For upscale dining and awe-inspiring views, go to River Café.
The Pilot on Pier 6 for seafood aboard a 100-year-old wooden schooner. This venue specializes in oysters and alfresco cocktails.
For the iconic coal-fired pizza, head to Grimaldi’s. Or if you’d rather skip the crowds, head straight to Fornino on Pier 6.
Tip: A day at Brooklyn Bridge Park must end with a perfect night in Bushwick at Mominette, a modern French bistro and bar.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
So take a stroll and breathe in the serenity of the park, all you have to do is get on the bus to NY!