Late Friday afternoon, your correspondent walked the new Brooklyn Bridge Park pedestrian and bike path from Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, to the north end of Pier 1, at the foot of Old Fulton Street. Below are photos taken along the way:The path begins here, near the northern edge of Pier 6. The lower Manhattan skyline looms behind Pier 5. Benches behind One Brooklyn Bridge Park afford views of the harbor. Turning the corner toward Joralemon Street, one sees the Heights from a new perspective.
Between Joralemon and Montague streets, the path follows the narrow sidewalk by Furman Street. At Montague, the path turns left, back towards the water. From the path, one can see the turrets of the Leverich Towers and the St. George Tower behind. At the foot of Pier 2 is the Spiral Pool and kayak launching ramp. North of the Spiral Pool is a seawall made of rocks, against which waves from boats’ wakes crash. Spartina grass is taking hold in the salt marsh at the south end of Pier 1. The path passes a pond and garden on the west side of Pier 1. Here is the view at the north end of the path, with the Empire State Building reflecting the setting sun.