After establishing itself as the epicentre of all things cool, handcrafted and artisanal, the borough of Brooklyn (which is actually New York’s most populous) has become a can’t-miss stop during any trip. But instead of choosing just one of its diverse neighbourhoods, the best introduction starts with a walk over the East River on the stately, breathtaking Brooklyn Bridge, which conveniently drops you off adjacent to some of the city’s best pizza (Grimaldi’s) and ice cream (Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory). Walk towards the water and you’ll find Brooklyn Bridge Park, stretching 1.3 miles through six piers and promenades, where unparalleled views of Lower Manhattan trump any postcard.
Creative New Yorkers have a penchant for transforming industrial spaces into beautiful, liveable destinations; one of the best examples is the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the surrounding DUMBO neighbourhood.
Brooklyn Bridge | 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn | +1 718 222 9939