Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bridges and Pocket Parks in NYC

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 (  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
Planted Berms Manhattan Bridge Behind
Park Panorama

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