Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10 Best Brooklyn Playgrounds

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Leif Ericson Park

Did you know that Brooklyn once had a thriving Norwegian population that was centered in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights? Well, that's kind of a trick question, because it STILL has a thriving Norwegian population (albeit a smaller one, percentage-wise) centered in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. This playground commemorates Norse explorer (and first European on American shores, Columbus) Leif Ericson and all sorts of other Norse goodness. For example, there is a statue of a troll and medallions that show snowflakes and Norse animals, so it's like it's always winter. It's amazing.

Leif Ericson Park; 66th and 67th Streets, 4th Ave and Ft Hamilton Pkwy, Dyker Heights

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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