Two Brooklyn parks: industrial + green tranquility


Today I was excited to meet up with a cousin who lives here in Brooklyn. I hadn’t seen her in a number of years. She invited me to join her for (some of the most decadent in the world, OMG) vegan ice cream from Oddfellows at Domino Park, right at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge.

My Manhattan host Noah had pointed out this park to me from the other side of the bridge at the beginning of our Manhattan-loop bike tour. The park is on the grounds of the old Domino Sugar refinery. I enjoyed a nice bike path on my way over there, and my cousin and I caught up over ice cream and then walked the two levels of the park. It was industrial chic, and I liked the aesthetic.

After we said goodbye and I began pedaling south, I got another really cool industrial-chic view: a colorful amalgamation of shipping containers, right next to the bike path.

Before long, I reached Prospect Park again. I had spent time in one part of it on Sunday, in the heat, with my friend Jonah. Today it felt like a completely different place, with the low-60s temps and cloud cover, and in a much more bucolic section of the park.

I love all the natural spaces in New York that help to counterbalance the concrete and population density.

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