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  • 1. Brighton Beach

    Brighton Beach | Beach–Sight

    Just steps from the subway, this stretch of golden sand is the showpiece of Brooklyn's oceanside playground. Families set up beach blankets...Read More

  • 2. Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn Heights | Park/Playground

    This sweeping feat of green urban renewal stretches from the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO to the Brooklyn Bridge and south all the way to Pier...Read More

  • Central Park

    3. Central Park

    Central Park | Park/Playground

    Central Park's creators had a simple goal: to design a place where city dwellers could go to forget the city. Even though New York eventually...Read More

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  • 4. Fort Greene Park

    Fort Greene | Building/Architectural Site

    With 30 acres of green hills, Brooklyn's oldest park is the unofficial nucleus of the neighborhood. It served as a military fort during the...Read More

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  • 5. Grand Ferry Park

    Park/Playground

    Hipsters, Hasidic Jews, and others hang out at this small waterfront park named for the ferry that for a century connected Williamsburg to Manhattan...Read More

  • 6. Herbert Von King Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This 7.8-acre park is one of Brooklyn's oldest idylls—a leafy expanse with a playground, baseball field, dog run, and an amphitheater that serves...Read More

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    7. Prospect Park

    Prospect Park | Zoo/Aquarium

    Brooklyn residents are passionate about Prospect Park, and with good reason: lush green spaces, gently curved walkways, summer concerts, vivid...Read More

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  • 8. Riegelmann Boardwalk

    Coney Island | Beach–Sight

    Built in 1923, just one year before legendary Totonno's Pizzeria opened its doors on nearby Neptune Avenue, this famous wood-planked walkway...Read More

  • 9. Shore Park and Parkway

    Park/Playground

    This narrow park follows the Bay Ridge waterfront and has spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the ships in New York Harbor...Read More

  • 10. The Bushwick Collective

    Bushwick | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    For evidence of art's ability to transform lives, visit this colorful outdoor street-art gallery curated by Joseph Ficalora, a Bushwick native...Read More

  • 11. Bushwick Inlet Park

    Park/Playground

    A $30 million investment turned a former parking lot into this lush green space adjacent to East River State Park. Part of a major revitalization...Read More

  • 12. Great Lawn

    Central Park | Park/Playground

    This truly great 14-acre oval has endured billions of footsteps, thousands of ball games, hundreds of downpours, scores of concerts, and even...Read More

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  • 13. LeFrak Center at Lakeside

    Prospect Park | Park/Playground

    The highlight of this 26-acre space in Prospect Park is the all-season ice- and roller-skating rink. The walkways, the esplanade near the lake...Read More

  • 14. McCarren Park

    Park/Playground

    On warm weekends, locals flock to this park that forms the border between Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The 35 acres include baseball diamonds...Read More

  • 15. Monsignor McGolrick Park

    Greenpoint | Park/Playground

    The tree-lined allées and historic colonnaded pavilion (1910) of this park in southeastern Greenpoint evoke 18th-century France. Neighborhood...Read More

  • 16. Owl's Head Park

    Park/Playground

    With gently rolling hills and awe-inspiring views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Manhattan’s skyline, as well as stately old trees, this...Read More

  • 17. Riverside Park

    Upper West Side | Park/Playground

    Surrounded by the culture and concrete of the Upper West Side, you might not realize that there is an expansive green space running along the...Read More

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  • 18. Strawberry Fields

    Central Park | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This memorial to John Lennon, who penned the classic 1967 song "Strawberry Fields Forever," is sometimes called the "international garden of...Read More

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  • 19. Tompkins Square Park

    East Village | Park/Playground

    This leafy park fills up year-round with locals partaking in picnics and drum circles, and making use of the playground and the dog run. There...Read More

  • Union Square Park and Greenmarket

    20. Union Square Park and Greenmarket

    Union Square | Park/Playground

    A park, farmers market, meeting place, and the site of rallies and demonstrations, this pocket green space and surrounding public square sits...Read More

    Union Square Park and Greenmarket

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