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Enjoy the serenity of the view as you get hooked on the thrill of going after a good catch.

Fishing Information

Cast out from the west promenade of Pier 5, where you’ll also find bait preparation tables and fish cleaning stations to help you “tackle” every fishing need.

Keep in mind that pregnant women, women of childbearing age and children under 15 years old should not eat fish caught in these waters. Others should also limit their consumption, as some fish caught in New York City waters may be harmful to eat.

For updates on water quality, consult the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Waterbody Advisory. For more information on safe fishing, please visit the New York State Department of Health.


  • Where can I fish?

      There is a designated fishing station with bait preparation tables and fish cleaning stations at the end of Pier 5.

  • Are lockers available?

      Yes. Lockers are located at Pier 2 for 25 cents and at Pier 5 for free. Please note that items may not be stored overnight, any items found will be removed.

  • Can I bring or consume alcohol in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Alcohol cannot be brought into Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alcohol is available for purchase at some Park concessions, but must be consumed within that concession location.

  • Can I smoke in the Park?

      As of May 23, 2011, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smoke-free park, consistent with New York City law. On April 29, 2014, the Smoke-Free Air Act was expanded to include the use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The law is intended to make parks healthier and cleaner places to visit. We ask your compliance with this new rule.

  • How do I get to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Brooklyn Bridge Park is accessible by several subway lines (A/C, 2/3, 4/5, F, R) and bus routes (B25, B61, B63, B67). Visitors can also arrive via the NYC Ferry at Fulton Ferry Landing and Pier 6. For Access-a-Ride access to Pier 1, please use the address 1 Water Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street). To enter the southern end of the park, please use the address 360 Furman Street and exit on the west side of the building.

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