Brand Spankin' New Parks
The brand new Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is not fully completed yet, but it's now open, located at the end of Atlantic Avenue. Looking out at lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor, the park features a 30' wide promenade, a "swing valley" with long rope swings, a "slide mountain", a water-play area, and a climbing structure. This playground wonderland makes us wish we were kids (slide mountain!). Not to mention the water taxi that goes between this park and Governor's Island, where more fun awaits.
Just north of Pier 6 is Pier 1, where Syfy will be putting on short films and classic and/or cult movies at sunset every Thursday until September 2nd. This week's feature film is Monsters vs. Aliens, but the rest are skewing more adult (The Big Lebowski, Brokeback Mountain, Rear Window). See the full schedule here, leave the kids at home, and watch the sun set on the Manhattan skyline with The Dude.