NYC piers: A guide to the city’s waterfronts

View: Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, New York Harbor, Staten Island, Manhattan skyline

Brooklyn Bridge Park

334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights

You could spend the day at any of the park’s East River piers, from Movies with a View at Pier 1 to basketball, handball, bocce, shuffleboard, roller skating and kayaking at Pier 2 to fishing, picnicking and soccer at Pier 5 to volleyball at Pier 6.

Also at the park: Plenty of concessions, including Luke’s Lobster and No. 7 Sub (Pier 1), Ample Hills Creamery (Pier 5) and Fornino (Pier 6); bouldering and playgrounds (Pier 6)

View: East River, Manhattan skyline

Ferry connection: East River Ferry at Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO; New York Water Taxi at Pier 1 — Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO

Transmitter Park

West Street between Kent Street and Greenpoint avenues

This four-year-old park, the first new significant open space on the Greenpoint waterfront, features a recreational pier with opportunities for fishing.

Also at the park: Children’s play area, spray shower, nature gardens; the new Brooklyn Barge bar is also nearby

View: East River, Manhattan skyline

Ferry connection: East River Ferry at India Street/Greenpoint

Canarsie Pier

Rockaway and Shore parkways

Part of Gateway National Recreation Area, this pier has long been a popular fishing destination and is surrounded by a protected shoreline and salt marshes.

Also at the pier: Kayak launch, kite flying, fishing demonstrations, picnic area, food trucks

View: Jamaica Bay

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Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

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