Hello from Long Island! We have been graciously hosted by our good friends Kevin and Emily for the past 2 days. It has been a quick trip in the Big Apple, but we have seen a bunch. Today we spent a bit of time in D.U.M.B.O. (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). This place is just a great example of New York's ability to capitalize on places that could easily be left vacant. In a narrow strip of land along the East River between the bases of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges lies Brooklyn Bridge Park (http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/). This park is complete with a pedestrian promenade, small sections of lawn, planted berms, a carousel, and views of the East River and Manhattan. Even on a cold Sunday this area was being used by many people. This is one small park of the many that make up the NYC Parks System. I highly recommend a visit on your next trip to New York.
Beneath the Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan in the Distance