Recently I discovered that the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was actually a park. That day I didn't have time to walk its full length. I hereby remedy that. Here's the southern entrance.
Instead of industrial or undeveloped waterfront, the view now takes in the manifold segments of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
There's even a swimming pool now.
But cast your eye inward and there are picturesque sights closer to hand, like beds of greenery, flowers, and a pleasingly curvilinear entrance to the promenade.
Two-thirds of a century old, the Promenade remains a felicitous place to just sit and enjoy the air and the views.
You can even watch kayak polo.
The lower Manhattan skyline as seen from the Promenade is an ever-popular backdrop for photographers and filmmakers.
All photos © Jon Sobel, Critical Lens Media