The 5 Best Public Piers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn piers waterfront

The dictionary has two definitions for pier: either they’re “a landing stage for boats,” or they’re “an entertainment area, typically incorporating arcades and places to eat.” The piers in Brooklyn aren’t like the one in Santa Monica, but most don’t service boats anymore, either; they’re a meeting place for a cross section of locals, drawn to water for reasons both practical and romantic: fishermen, sightseers, boozy teens and general perambulators. (Then there are the Brooklyn Bridge Park pier-parks: wide waterfront blocks with greenery and other amenities, in a class of their own.) So whether you’ve got a craving for East River Sea Bass, are longing to see the sunset over Staten Island, or just want to feel a summer sea-breeze, here are the best places to do it. [photo]

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