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Gerritsen Inlet in Marine Park
Marine Park is huge. There is a ton of stuff to do here besides just picnic, but, really, it would take more than one visit to thoroughly explore Brooklyn's largest park. So for your picnic, just head over to Gerritsen Inlet in Marine Park, where you can watch boats departing into the waters of Dead Horse Bay, and talk amongst your friends about why in the hell this beautiful area of Brooklyn is named "Dead Horse Bay." You can then impress your friends by telling them that the reason is that this area used to be where Brooklynites manufactured fertilizer using the remains of dead animals. So! Hungry yet? Before heading over to Gerritsen Inlet, go to the original 40-year-old Roll 'n' Roaster on Emmons Avenue and pick up some sandwiches to eat while you enjoy the view of the bay.
Roll 'n' Roaster; 2901 Emmons Avenue, Sheepshead Bay