Five Places To Enjoy The Spring Weather In Downtown Brooklyn
We think it’s safe to say we aren’t the only ones thrilled to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. People and dogs and smiles and iced coffees and warm hellos begin to emerge when the sun does — especially in Downtown Brooklyn, home to some of the most charming / beautiful / New York-y public green spaces in the city. Five of our favorites spots, below.
Fort Greene Park
Where it’s located: Between Dekalb Ave and Myrtle Ave, and Washington Park and St. Edwards Street.
Why we love it: The hilly topography makes you feel like you’re truly in nature.
Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Where it’s located: Where Atlantic Ave meets the East River.
Why we love it: The running and bike trails, the volleyball courts, the soccer fields… it’s an athlete’s paradise.
Where it’s located: In the heart of the New York Harbor, yards from Brooklyn, via the ferry terminal at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Why we love it: A 10 minute ferry ride (including disembarking!) takes you to a carless island packed with art, bars, and rolling hills with sweeping views of Manhattan. Team outing, anyone?
Cobble Hill Park
Where it’s located: Clinton Street between Verandah and Congress.
Why we love it: It’s so unbelievably quaint and neighborhood-y, you’re practically in Europe.
The rooftop terrace at The Wheeler
Where it’s located: 181 Livingston.
Why we love it: The 10,000-plus square footage of landscaped space offers a (literal) breath of fresh air at any point of your day.