Once an industrial wasteland, the Brooklyn waterfront today is home to the grassy Brooklyn Bridge Park. Running 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) along the East River bank, the park encompasses six piers and passes under the Brooklyn and the Manhattan bridges.
Start your visit by renting a bike from the shop at Pier 1 or at one of the Citibike stations throughout the park. Bikes can be rented by the hour or for the whole day. Take the bike path from Jay Street in the north to Atlantic Avenue in the south to get an overview of what’s on offer.
Visit one of the park’s two main lawns to get some of the best views of the Lower Manhattan skyline. The Harbor View Lawn on Pier 1 is the largest and features plenty of places to sit. In addition to its views, Pier 1 offers various places to enjoy delicious food and drink. Sip a chianti at the wine bar or eat some lobster from the vendors on the north side of the pier.
If you are feeling active, head to Pier 2 to join in a game of soccer or handball on the peninsular sports field. There are 5 acres (2 hectares) of courts here including basketball and shuffleboard as well as swing sets and picnic tables.Take the kids to the giant sandbox on Pier 6 or rest and look over the marina at Pier 5.
Cross under the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire-Fulton Ferry area. On the inland side of this part of the park, abandoned warehouses have been repurposed into public spaces. For instance, the tobacco warehouse just north of the Brooklyn Bridge is used as an open-air theater. Catch a concert or a dance performance here during the summer.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is located on the waterfront of Brooklyn Heights. Buses and the metro stop at either both the northern and southern ends of the park.
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Located in Brooklyn Heights, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO Terminal and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Brooklyn Bridge and New York Stock Exchange are also within 1 mi (2 km). High St. Station is 12 minutes by foot and Clark St. Station is 12 minutes.
Located in Brooklyn Heights, this historic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge and Wall Street are also within 1 mi (2 km). Clark St. Station is only a 3-minute walk and Court St. Station is 9 minutes.
Located in the heart of Brooklyn, this apartment building is within walking distance of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Also nearby are Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park.
Located in Financial District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of National September 11 Memorial and Wall Street. One World Trade Center and New York Stock Exchange are also within 10 minutes. Rector St. Station (Greenwich St.) and Rector St. Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Financial District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street and New York Stock Exchange. National September 11 Memorial and Battery Park are also within 15 minutes. Wall St. Station is 7 minutes by foot and Fulton St. Station (William St.) is 7 minutes.
These vacation homes are located throughout the area in Brooklyn.
Located in Financial District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street and New York Stock Exchange. National September 11 Memorial and Battery Park are also within 15 minutes. Wall St. Station is 6 minutes by foot and Fulton St. Station (William St.) is 7 minutes.
Located in Financial District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street, National September 11 Memorial, and One World Trade Center. Battery Park and New York Stock Exchange are also within 10 minutes. Rector St. Station (Greenwich St.) is only a 2-minute walk and Rector St. Station is 2 minutes.