If you find yourself walking around the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, I would highly recommend heading over to WNYC Transmitter Park for great views and a great place to relax. This small park looks out onto the East River and if you walk out onto the piers, you get an amazing view of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. The piers are also a popular place to do some city fishing! The beautiful grass lawn is a wonderful place to have a picnic. If you have kids, there is a wonderful little playground for them to run around on and plenty of benches for the parents to take a load off.
One of my favorite parts of this park is a huge mural put up for climate week in September of 2016 by one of Brooklyn’s most loved street art collaborations, FAILE. This piece shows a young girl laying in the grass picking flowers with a little frog companion at her side. It perfectly encapsulates the love New Yorkers have for all of their parks, big or small, and also how much we have to lose if we don’t start taking care of our planet. When artists such as FAILE add such beautiful, socially conscious art to our walls, it makes me feel very lucky to be a part of this city.