Pier 1

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Pier 1


When it comes to panoramic views of lower Manhattan, Pier 1 is the place to be. Whether you’re taking a leisurely stroll, sinking into a good book or looking out at the harbor, this outstanding open space provides scenery to spare.


Pick a spot on the grass for a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing and picnicking. Learn More
Delight younger children by taking them to a playground designed just for them. Learn More
Enjoy the view of New York Harbor from the granite steps, built from stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction. Learn More
These operators provide regular service to and from Pier 1. Learn More
Take your taste buds for a walk in the park with concessions like the Brooklyn Bridge Garden Bar and Lizzmonade. Learn More

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    About Pier 1

    Pier 1 is the largest of the park piers and includes large lawns, a playground at the northern edge, a waterfront promenade and a series of tree-lined pathways that provide a varied waterfront experience.

    The Granite Prospect is a dramatic set of steps built from granite stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction along the western edge of the pier.

    Pier 1 features three magnificent lawns which provide a great open space for taking in the sun, enjoying the views or having a picnic with friends. These lawns are often the location for many of the park’s free events and public art installations.

    The Salt Marsh at the southern edge of Pier 1 is planted with native plant life and nestled within a salvaged granite seating area.

    The water gardens at Pier 1 create a dramatic display of water-loving plants along the main park promenade, including pussy willow and serviceberry, rose mallow and a variety of irises and ferns. In addition to the value they bring to the park experience, these gardens are the visible component of the rainwater collection that is one of many ecologically positive site systems that support Brooklyn Bridge Park.