Something Smells Fishy / Algo Huele a Pescado

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK is an 84-acre (34 hectares) park that runs along the Brooklyn side of the East River for a distance of 1.3 miles. It opened in 2010, but I first heard of it and visited in 2015 (click here). This time around, I took a walk from my hotel one afternoon to enjoy the sunshine and views, and to see what had been added since last year.


BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK (el parque del Puente Brooklyn) es un parque de 84 acres (34 hectáreas) que se extiende a lo largo del lado de Brooklyn del East River por una distancia de 1.3 millas (2.1 km). Se inauguró en 2010, pero escuché y visité por primera vez en 2015 (haz clic aquí). Esta vez, caminé desde mi hotel una tarde para disfrutar del sol y las vistas, y para ver lo que se había agregado desde el año pasado.

Lower Manhattan and the ferry terminals.
Bajo Manhattan y las terminales de ferry.
Access to the waterfront was diminished by the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883, Manhattan Bridge in 1899, and then severely limited by the Promenade in 1950 and BQE in 1954. The BQE was a nightmare when I was driving around there (narrow lanes, heavy traffic, disrepair). More recently, not one of my taxi drivers would even attempt it.

El acceso a la costa se vio disminuido por la construcción del Puente de Brooklyn en 1883, el Puente de Manhattan en 1899, y luego severamente limitado por el Paseo Marítimo en 1950 y BQE en 1954. El BQE fue una pesadilla cuando conducía por allí (carriles estrechos, tráfico pesado, mal estado). Más recientemente, ninguno de mis taxistas lo intentaría.
Pier 2: Roller rink, fitness equipment, basketball, bocce, shuffleboard, dock, handball, and more. Brooklyn Heights in background.
Muelle 2: pista de patinaje, equipos de gimnasia, baloncesto, petanca, tejo, balonmano, y más. Brooklyn Heights en el fondo.
Pier 5 has sports fields, picnic peninsula, marina, and a fishing station (if you dare).
El muelle 5 tiene campos deportivos, una península de picnic, un puerto deportivo, y una estación de pesca (si te atreves).

I want some seafood, baby.
But definitely not from here!

Quiero un poco de mariscos, bebé.
¡Pero definitivamente no desde aquí!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

16 thoughts on “Something Smells Fishy / Algo Huele a Pescado”

  1. I have never been across the bridge, having discovered where my fathers family lived, I am motivated to do that,

    1. David,
      I recommend it. I would think you’d find it magical given the family history. Also, the walk across the bridge is worth it.

  2. Do people actually fish there despite that health advisory? Well, maybe fish there, but surely not to eat?

    1. Debra,
      I didn’t see anyone this time. But I have a feeling people do. You wouldn’t catch ME eating anything caught there!

  3. brooklyn heights…did you see patty duke while out and about?
    and EW! for the BQE; looks like it’s about to fall apart any minute!

    1. anne marie
      I walked over to the address on Remsen Street last year when I was there. Not the house exterior they pictured on the show but then, other than the Promenade, the street scenes all looked like suburban Long Island!

  4. I can see that access to the waterfront is well used by people now…….so there may be some nightmares for some on the streets but there is nothing like being near the water. I never knew that there would venen be room for a park this large in NYC.

    1. Jim,
      Prospect Park in Brooklyn is 526 acres, and Marine Park is 798 acres. And of course there’s Central Park at 843 acres. This 84 acre park is small in comparison but it’s an amazing surprise… and oasis.

  5. Sad to put up a warning about fish caught in those waters. Howsabout cleaning up the water and the environment and … oh, we need to clean up the White House first!

    1. Bob,
      Those waters have been cleaned up a lot over the years, but still. Seems they should just say it’s not safe!

  6. So, now you got me thinking… a walk through Brooklyn Heights, the park, then across the bridge to Manhattan. I may want to ask you about where you stayed in Brooklyn.

    1. Walt the Fourth,
      I like how you’re thinking. Stayed at Nu Hotel on Smith Street the last two years. I like it.

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