Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The 7 Best Picnic Spots in Brooklyn

Posted on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

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Valentino Pier

This small patch of grass in Red Hook lies before a long pier that juts out into the East River. You can fish at this pier, or just wave to the Statue of Liberty, which is directly facing you from here. The relics of a once-busy industrial pier are now adorned with vibrant graffiti and roughly frame this small park.

Pros: You can see Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey across the river, which glisten at nighttime.
Cons: There's no direct subway and only one bus to get here, which is either a pro or con depending on whether you like to bike and enjoy the privacy.
Places to fill your basket nearby: Fairway Market (480 Van Brunt St.), Baked (359 Van Brunt St.), Steve's Key Lime Pies (204 Van Dyke St.)

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