Empire-Fulton Ferry State /Brooklyn Bridge park
1 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Empire-Fulton Ferry State /Brooklyn Bridge park Reviews
Rediscovering Brooklyn Bridge Park Feb 15, 2012
I was amazed to see the expansion that the Brooklyn Bridge Park has undergone since my visit last Summer. Starting from under the Manhattan Bridge to Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue, visitors to the Brooklyn Bridge Park can walk, bike or run along 1.3 miles of the East River water front. The Brooklyn Bridge Park can be reached from walking or cycling over the Manhattan or Brooklyn Bridges and following the plethora of signs once in Brooklyn to the park. The East River Ferry (http://www.nywaterway.com/ERF-Home.aspx) also makes a stop the Brooklyn Bridge Park/Fulton Ferry Landing. Check the park's calendar for activities and events taking place in the area, you will be disappointed. Free WiFi, childrens' playground, dog park, picnic tables and benches with lots of open space to sit and relax awaits you on your visit to the Brooklyn Bridge Park; let me not forget to mention the magnificent grand views of New York City’s East River and lower Manhattan. Don’t worry about getting hungry, several restaurants and the famous Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory can be found along the route. I highly recommend a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Also check out the recently opened Pier 1 Park at: http://www.brooklynbridgeparknyc.org/the-park/pier-1-open.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A or C Train to High Street, Brooklyn, or 2 or 3 Train to Clark Street, Brooklyn or F Train to York Street, Brooklyn
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Empire-Fulton Ferry State /Brooklyn Bridge park Aug 22, 2009
This is one of my favorite places to bring people to in NYC, if they are like me anyway, and cherish the small bits of quiet that can be found in the dirty frenetic city that NYC can be.
These lovely adjacent parks are by cobbled stone streets dated from the colonial period I believe. In the day, during the week, the park is not usually occupied, and seems not to be known by people outside of DUMBO, or at least outside of the immediate area. One of my new friends, a transplant from Boston had no idea this park existed, though she lived here for three years. Another friend lived in Manhattan her whole life yet didn't realize she was just across the river from it while at NYU. Sort of a hidden pearl from Brooklyn outsiders. Well okay that's an exaggeration but it's lovely nonetheless. Esp. in the morning with the scent of the nearby patisserie wafting around, and the dawn picking up the blue shades of the worn patina of the Manhattan bridge, birds chirping, the abandoned building behind it with plants growing thru holes of the facade, and the rich grass and willow trees swaying in the breeze.
Another friend, a backpacker I met while in Israel, thought the place surreal at night. Apparently the contrast between the quiet perch sitting on the rocks lining the East River and bright lights of Manhattan across the river was startling.
Art sculptures are currently installed throughout the park in prime viewing area.
Yoga and free films screened on the lawn are available during the summer. Other family friendly events such as the Brooklyn Bridge Flea market, puppets, drawing, and assorted art projects are ongoing during the summer as well.
Nearby is Bubby's, an eatery famous for its pies, Galapagos, an arthouse/film venue/club I've also reviewed, and some other nightlife spots that close early around 1 or 2AM.
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