Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

United States

Extracted from Brooklyn: 43 Reasons Why. Buy yours here.

A long, thin stretch of waterfront, cleverly adapted to its new purpose and ably fulfilling the role of bringing to the city green space in which to walk, run and play. The park has tiny pebbled beaches – beachlets really, barbeque and picnic areas, a salt marsh and a couple of piers, no longer used, that have been turned into areas for sporting activities including basketball courts. It also has Jane’s Carousel, a lavishly restored 1922 fairground ride that sits like a precious jewel in a specially-constructed acrylic box in the shadow of the bridge. The beautiful wooden horses are an enchanting sight each with its own characteristics and peculiarities. But what sets this apart from other parks in the city, or any other, are the spectacular views of Manhattan, a view for which even superlatives seem inadequate.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Furman St, 11201

Published 15 July 2015

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