East River Park

5 Jul

So you like Kid Cudi.  And you have an extra $60 you want to sling my way.  Thanks, friend!  I’m booking a ticket to THIS!

It’s ok, I understand your cash MAY not reach me in time.  And that’s fine.  East River Park is lovely — with or without crowd surfing and dirty beats and hot, hot rapping.

Waterfronty, green, pretty much deserted on weekday mornings — this is the best-kept secret garden in New York.  (Largely thanks to the numerous groundsmen tearing around on their John Deer four-wheelers.)

Sure, the park is girt* by construction work, and the fences and divisions seem to shift in the night, but I can’t think of a finer place to lawn-laze and sip an iced coffee.

In summary: picnic tables, sprinklers, and views of the Manhattan skyline make for a pretty sweet Sunday afternoon.  Throw 60 big ones into the mix though and you’ve got yourself park heaven.

 

*Definitely the first time I’ve used that in a sentence.  Who knew the Australian national anthem was such a mine of linguistic treasures?

Top image from Freewilliamsburg.

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One Response to “East River Park”

  1. Brooklyn July 6, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Thanks for the link, see you there!

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