Kim and I have been visiting DUMBO in Brooklyn, NY for quite some time. However, our visits used to be pretty much, just for culinary reasons. Think Jacques Torres Chocolate and the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (although I wouldn’t consider them worthy of the lines they get during the busy summer months & holidays.)
A few years back Patsy Grimaldi returned to the pizza business with his new shop Juliana’s. It took over the original Grimaldi’s location and I’d definitely recommend giving it a try. (FYI- You’ll see very long lines there too.)
When Lucas was born we started going to DUMBO for the impressive Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Brooklyn Bridge Park has beautiful lawns to relax on, awesome play areas for the kids, Jane’s Carousel and oh, those incredible views!
Last weekend, Kim, Lucas and I made a special trip to the park for Family Fun Fest, an event to celebrate the new John Street and Main Street sections of the park.
What he was interested in was exploring the new section of the park, which is basically a well manicured path with absolutely killer views. I’d go so far to call them possibly the best views in the area.
There are also benches along the way so you can relax and enjoy those views. It then continues under the Manhattan Bridge and connects to the Main Street playground which is a fun place for kids to play in the nautical themed playground!
Here are a few more photos from the new John & Jay Streets section of the park:
Have you visited Brooklyn Bridge Park? If so, what did you think of the area?
If you happen to be at the park on a Sunday, I’d recommend checking out Smorgasburg on Pier 5. 100 food vendors sell their goods from 11am until 6pm. Find out more details here.
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