All of NYC is crazy for the new Pier 1 park. What's not to love? This 9.5 acres green space includes, wide open grass knolls, a playground and oh the views! Take in all of New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge.
The playground is geared to tots ages 2 and under, bigger kids will enjoy the waterfront promenade, and parents can rest up a bit on the "Granite Prospect"--a set of steps built from granite stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction along the western edge of the pier.
Cool off while enjoying the shade offered from Kentucky Coffees, Catalpas, Magnolias, Lindens, Sweetgums, Serviceberries, London Planes, and various species of Oaks--all planted to make the city seem a bit less overwhelming. There are a few concession stands (don't miss the nearby Brooklyn Ice Cream)--but this spot is all about the views and the cool(ish) breezes.
Want to know where to take the kids in NYC? We've got heaps of ideas. We're working with Aprica to bring you more than a dozen spots to take the family this summer in NYC. Head over to http://www.facebook.com/ApricaUSA and get inspired with our list of city jaunts. You just might win an Aprica Stroller!
All of our ideas for outings will be shared on the Aprica Facebook.com/ApricaUSA page. Aprica offers simple solutions for modern families.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Waterfront at the end of Old Fulton Landing
For more information on Pier 1 activities visit www.brooklynbridgeparknyc.org
For information on how to get to the park on foot, by train, by bus or ferry visit http://www.brooklynbridgeparknyc.org/visit/directions
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Disclosure: We're sharing our top picks on places to go and things to do in NYC- all with baby by your side-as a paid Aprica Ambassador.