Fodor's Expert Review East River State Park

Williamsburg Park/Playground
Free

Cherished by residents for its grassy knolls and superb Manhattan views, this park contains vestiges of the 19th-century dock that once occupied these 7 acres. On Saturday, more than a hundred vendors sell artisanal goods at the Smorgasburg open-air market (see Chapter 8, Park Slope and Prospect Park, for full listing). The park can get crowded on summer weekends, so don't be surprised if you find yourself scavenging for an open patch of grass.

Park/Playground Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Green Views Free Family

Quick Facts

Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, New York  USA

718-782–2731

www.parks.ny.gov/parks/155/details.aspx

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