In addition to the great ballparks, running and biking paths, 5000-seat amphitheater that hosts concerts, and expansive patches of green, this park has cool, natural breezes and fine views of the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.

Although flanked by a looming housing project and the clogged FDR Dr on one side and the less-than-pure East River on the other, it’s a fine spot for a stroll or a morning run.

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1. All People’s Garden

0.31 MILES

This small community garden provides a quick dose of greenery when out exploring the East Village. Hours vary depending on when members are there to do…

2. Le Petit Versailles


Le Petit Versailles is a unique marriage of a verdant oasis and an electrifying arts organization, offering a range of quirky performances and screenings…

3. Brisas del Caribe

0.43 MILES

This is one of the tiniest community gardens in the East Village, worth a peek if you're strolling past.

4. Williamsburg Bridge

0.45 MILES

Built in 1903 to link Williamsburg and the Lower East Side (at Delancey St), this steel-frame suspension bridge helped transform the area into a teeming…

6. Domino Park


Opened to the public in 2018, five-acre Domino Park has a riverside walkway with big Manhattan views and a playground styled like big metal pipes –…

7. 6th & B Garden

0.54 MILES

The 6 & B Garden is a well-organized community garden that hosts free movie screenings, music events, workshops and yoga sessions; check the website for…

8. Tompkins Square Park

0.66 MILES

This 10.5-acre park dating from 1879 is like a friendly town square for locals, who gather for chess at concrete tables, picnics on the lawn, and…