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Many visitors who take the walk over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan find they have the urge to linger in this handsome, 85-acre, waterfront park. A relatively recent addition to the city’s green spaces (this once-industrial area officially opened as a park in 2008), it’s home to a spectacular 1922 carousel (surrounded by a pavilion by contemporary star architect Jean Nouvel); Smorgasburg on warm weather weekends; the bouncy and architecturally significant Squibb Park Bridge; and several dozens play spaces including basketball, volleyball, handball, bocce and shuffleboard courts as well as terrific playgrounds for the little ones. Free guided tours are periodically offered and events of all sorts make this an exciting place in the more temperate months (see the website for more info on both).  Do I need to mention that the views of Manhattan are killer from here?