8. Grand Ferry Park (South Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

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Grand Ferry Park in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn is like a little slice of the beach on the East River, complete with sand! In addition to the great views of Manhattan, there’s a charming little door at the base of the smokestack etched with some park facts, as reported by Untapped Cities reader g1g1_nyc. When the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment is completed, Grand Ferry will be connected to a long waterfront esplanade, along a new street that has yet to be built – River Street.