Exploring the Newly Renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park

September 9, 2015

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This past weekend, Dan and I wrapped up our month long house-sitting stint in DUMBO. But before we moved out, we took advantage of the long weekend and soaked up as much of our adopted neighborhood as possible.

On Sunday, we strolled through the newly renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park and explored the waterfront under the Manhattan Bridge. Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see…

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Before heading out, we mixed up some rosemary lemonade to take on our walk. We followed this recipe, which is quick and simple and the hint of rosemary makes it feel a little extra special. (It’d also be great as a cocktail mixer.) We used our new Cuppow drinking lids, simple adaptors that allow people to upcycle canning jars into easy travel mugs.

I was thrilled to discover Cuppow, a New England-based company, that develops everyday products that help us live a low-impact life. Cuppow started by developing a product that would help decrease our environmental footprint, and they continue to design products for utility and simplicity. I’ve also been using the BNTO canning jar lunch box adaptor for yogurt and granola parfaits and sliced veggies with hummus.

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Then we headed to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. We strolled through the newly renovated section of the park and by Jane’s Carousel, stopping often to admire the incredible view of the NYC skyline.

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Finally, we checked out the new home of the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center. A former NYC Department of Environmental Protection maintenance building, the Environmental Education Center is now home to a number of exhibits and modules that showcase the birds, fish, insects, plant life, and geology of Brooklyn Bridge Park, including a nine-foot scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park. We decided to leave a visit to the center for a different weekend, but you can read all about it here.

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If you’d like to visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park, check out this site. I’d definitely recommend it!

 

PS. Subway art, how to feel settled in a new place, and a beautiful stained glass house in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

(Photos by Dan O’Brien. I received product in exchange for creating this content in collaboration with Cuppow, a company whose values and mission I believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fun and original stories!)

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