Brooklyn Bridge Park, as its name would suggest, is stationed under the Brooklyn Bridge. It draws thousands of visitors each week who come for awe-inspiring views of Manhattan and idyllic picnic spots along the waterfront. The park is also the site of special events, including the free Movies With a View, kayaking, rowing and fitness classes. The appealing coastal attraction comprises a series of piers filled with recreational facilities, gardens, playgrounds, greenways and grassy areas for hanging out. Pier 2 holds basketball courts, an in-line skating rink and a pop-up pool. A sandy "beach" serves as a (nonmotorized) boat launch at Pier 4; You'll find kid-friendly play areas at both ends (and some in between); the ones at Pier 6 include swings, slides, a giant sandbox and a water feature. There's also a seasonal ferry from that pier that serves Governors Island.
Parks & Gardens