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Brooklyn Bridge Park
This 85-acre park is one of Brooklyn's best-loved new attractions. Wrapping around a bend on the East River, it runs for 1.3 miles from the eastern edge of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo to the west end of Atlantic Ave in Cobble Hill. It has revitalized a once-barren stretch of shoreline, turning a series of abandoned piers into beautifully landscaped parkland with jaw-dropping views of Manhattan. There's lots to see and do here, with playgrounds, walkways and lawns.