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Urban Meadow is a community park in every sense of the word. This is not a simple green patch or a picnic spot, but this is the place where variety of cultural and social events are hosted. It touches base with a wide spectrum of avenues and involves the entire community. Urban Meadow plays host to a variety of events including the annual Red Hook Jazz Festival, fund-raising plant sale, gardening workshops, special competitions for kids and local festivals. Be it a simple evening stroll or a community meeting, Urban Meadow is always the preferred choice.
The story of this park is entwined with the story of the resurgence of the Red Hook community. Once a thriving port, Red Hook lost a lot of its business in the early and mid-20th Century, and the community suffered because many settlers left the area. However, by the 1970s, with government intervention, the community rose again from the ashes, and a process of redevelopment and revival began. The Red Hook Park was recognized as a community park in 1934, and has since then been a major gathering point for the community, with a range of events taking place here. Do call for more details.
In the midst of the concrete jungle of Brooklyn lies a blossoming field called the Red Hook Community Farm. A former playground, this waterfront site was transformed into a nurtured garden by Added Value, a not for profit organization promoting sustainable food. Established in 2003, it has empowered the local teens by working in the farm and growing many organic fruits and vegetables. From planting seeds, making compost to selling the produce, the teenagers are trained in urban agriculture. A visit to the Red Hook Community Farm will not only be an eye opener but also a refreshing experience.
A tribute to Charles Carroll, Carroll Park is a pleasant park in the bustling Brooklyn neighborhood. Divided in three sections, the park has recreational and sports facilities for visitors. The areas are spacious, and there are benches and shady trees for families to relax and enjoy the serenity of the peaceful surroundings. The children and teens have plenty of play areas, biking paths and there are three basketball courts, a bocce court and a baseball diamond too! During summer, visitors can cool off with the sprinklers and there are various happenings like children's concerts and other community events that take place on a regular basis. The Carroll Greenmarket, held right across the park, is a much loved place for visitors to shop on some fresh produce.
The Admiral's House, located on Governors Island, is of great historical significance. It was built in 1843 and is an example of late Federal architecture. This manor home punctuates beautiful verdant gardens and was the abode of several army generals and officers over the years. It features on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Governors Island National Monument in New York City was a former base of the United States Coast Guard. The protected island consists of a historic district and is also a venue for concerts, festivals and other events. Visitors can also relax at any of the picnic areas on the island. Guided tours of the monument are available.
Founded by Brad Estabrooke, the Breuckelen Distilling opened its doors in 2010 amidst a lot of speculations. Thankfully all have been laid to rest, as this artisan gin and whiskey distillery has climbed the popularity charts of gin and whiskey lovers all around the city. The spirits are handcrafted and only raw and organic ingredients are used. Time consuming but well worth the effort and patience. Located in an old boiler room in Sunset Park, this comparatively smaller distillery has certainly carved a niche of its own.
Recently renovated, the Gil Hodges Community Garden has bloomed into a natural haven within the industrial Gowanus neighborhood. The area is home to many community groups and a diverse population that comes together to tend the garden, play chess in the park and enjoy the fragrance of the collection of flowers. The park is also environmentally friendly, as it has been designed to repurpose rainwater from the flood-prone area. It serves as a great outdoor space for families with children, and the community garden provides an opportunity for kids to learn about plants and gardening.
The Joralemon Street Tunnel is a historic tunnel located in neighborhood New York City. It opened in 1908 and was the first ever subway tunnel to connect the two neighborhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Today, it carries the 4 and 5 trains of the New York City Subway on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line.
Built in 1846, the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza is the oldest building in Brooklyn which was designed by Gamaliel King. Built over a span of five years, this four-story building covers 55,000 square feet (51,000 square meters) and boasts stunning Greek Revival architectural facades. Previously known as the Brooklyn City Hall, tourists are overwhelmed by the towering bronze statues, Ionic columns, dome ceiling and iron cupola. This sight is a must-see! For those interested in fresh fruits, vegetables and hormone-free dairy products the plaza holds a farmer's market three days a week. The market is open year-round and has been part of this thriving community for 25 years.
Pedal boats on Prospect Lake, snack bar and cafe.
The Brooklyn Public Library has many branches throughout the city, the Brooklyn Heights Library being one of them. This Brooklyn Heights branch is easily accessible and is equipped with computers, wireless internet access and copy machines. Documents, books, novels, maps, journals, magazines and other stuff here make for an ever-increasing and exceptional database. That's not it, Brooklyn Heights Library also has friends clubs, special events for kids, chess tournaments and similar events on a regular basis. The two on-site meeting rooms are also available for hire. For complete details, check website or call ahead.