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Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
Copyright: New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
Description - Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges offering urban visitors an opportunity to relax while enjoy sights of New York's skyline. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the park benches, picnic tables and riverfront boardwalk.

Attractions - Located under the Brooklyn Bridge this urban park offers relaxation a riverfront boardwalk that provides visitors a place to picnic, stroll, read, view the ships traversing the river or enjoy the sun. Bordering part of the park are landmark Civil War-Era coffee and tobacco warehouses, which played an integral part of the great shipping activities that once dominated the entire Brooklyn waterfront. An outdoor sculpture show turns the Park into an Art Gallery each summer. Photographers can be seen year-round filming the spectacular view of the lower Manhattan skyline for personal memories as well as major movie features.

Recreation - Picnicking, walking along the boardwalk and viewing New York City's skyline are the pleasures at this urban park. The park is open year-round.

Climate - This area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - The Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is located under the Brooklyn Bridge at 23 New Dock Street.


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Filed By: Douglas Goldstein (Nyack, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This park is currently my second favorite place in New York City. Quiet, peaceful, unbelievable view of downtown Manhattan, close to a lot of new cafes and shops. Incredible how only a few people know about it. I was there before and after 9/11, very sad that the view's not as impressive as it used to be.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The toughest part of the trip was locating the park. The directions 'under the Brooklyn Bridge' are not enough. Many of the streets leading to the 'park' are dead ends or one way. We saw no New Dock Street. Specific right or left turn information is needed along with the names of the streets to take to reach the park.


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Contact Information:
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, 26 New Dock Street , Brooklyn, NY, 11201, Phone: 718-858-4708

Additional Information:
New York City Travel Region - As the most populous and popular area of New York, this travel region offers a fabulous opportunity for urban recreation.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website


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