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Lace up your skates for a day on the ice at this 17,000 square-foot pavilion. Let your hair down at this huge skating rink as you practice your moves. Abe Stark Rink gets a good crowd, but there is plenty of room for anyone who wants to join in the fun. Don't worry if you don't have the required equipment, it can always be hired on-site.
Provides hiking information across US Parks, monuments and forests.
Brooklyn's Coney Island, or the more dialectical term of Rabbit Island, became one of the city's leisure hotspots in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, following the introduction of the Coney Island & Brooklyn Railroad streetcar line. Since then the area has been swamped by resorts and attractions, including the ever-famous Luna Park. Following the decline of World War II and the years of neglect the park endured after, the area has burst back into life and is home to Luna Park, the Aquarium and of course, the beach. A three-mile-long boardwalk runs the length of Coney Island into Brighton Beach. There is sometimes a circus, but always something strange to see. Also, don't let the non-holiday cooler months deter you from visiting; it is much less crowded, and the stores remain open.
MCU Park (formerly known as Keyspan Park) is home to the Brooklyn Cyclones. The ballpark is built on the same template as most others. However, it deftly makes use of the surrounding attractions. A few blocks away from here is Astroland Amusement Park at Coney Island; it makes for a wonderful view over the left field fence. Towards the right field wall are the endless blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a spectacular place to watch a game and the unmistakable energy of the Brooklyn fans just adds to the excitement.
This historic ocean beach called the Jacob Riis Park is a great recreational area that is well known by the people and most visited during the summers. Featuring activities like surfing, swimming, and all the activities that occur at the beach, the Art Decor bathhouse is said to be the most famous destination for the people. Known as the architectural landmark, the beauty of the sand and refreshing environment welcomes one and all to the most enthusiastic beach park .
Built in 1889, the Knickerbocker Field Club was a historic tennis clubhouse designed in Colonial style architecture. The club happened to be the only building premise where the development of the tennis court had started. Sadly enough, it was in 1988 when the court was partially destroyed by fire. Subsequently, it was demolished in 1992 since there were shortage of funds for restoration. However, today it is functional and hosts several championships. The Knickerbocker Field Club got listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The LeFrak Centre is located at historic Prospect Park in Brooklyn. You can enjoy the numerous activities on offer, which include roller skating and ice skating, for which there is a fee. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the natural beauty on display or sit down at the cafe and enjoy a quiet evening with a book. There are also a number of activities for children, especially during summers. Check website for admission prices and other details.
This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese hill and pond garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
The Eighteenth Avenue Armory is a monumental National Guard Armory building. Also famously referred as the 14th Regiment Armory and the Park Slope Armory, it is precisely located in the South Slope vicinity of Brooklyn. Designed and structured in 1893, it is a brick and stone castle-like structure. The design speaks for the reminiscent of medieval military structures of Europe. It comprises of a two story, flat roofed administration building coupled with a one and a half story, barrel vaulted drill shed, encompassing 70,000 square foot (6500 square meters). It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Although its reign as a summer resort destination in the 50s and 60s has long since ended, this lovely beach is set for a come back once people realize how beautiful and close-by this beach truly is. Located on the south shore of Long Island in Queens Rockaway Beach provides New Yorkers with a beach that is accessible by subway. This beach is perfect whether you want to swim, surf, fish, play volleyball, or just enjoy strolling besides the ocean. Don't miss out on visiting the 1908 St. Rose of Lima Church to admire the classic architecture of the Rockaway subway stop.
Oversized outdoor ice skating rink with views of Prospect Lake.
This beautiful Brooklyn park was created by the same architects responsible for the splendid Central Park in Manhattan. Unlike its more famous cousin in Manhattan, Prospect Park sits pretty amidst a primarily residential area and is not surrounded by skyscrapers. Many Olmsted fans dub this 526 acre (212.87 hectare) park his crowning achievement. It features horseback riding, ice skating, tennis, paddle boats and a carousel, as well as the Prospect Park Wildlife Center. There is a band shell for concerts, and Prospect Lake is often teeming with ducks, geese and swans.