9. Little Rooms

A bench surrounded by greenery

The most southern section of Hunter’s Point South Park, which leads to the kayak launch along Newtown Creek, is the most personal of the spaces. Little “rooms” come off the walkway to offer a place to read, contemplate, or have a conversation. The inviting alleyways feature a wooden bench with a small light surrounded by trees and tall grasses. But don’t stop here — at the kayak launch, an wooden amphitheater-like seating section connects the entrance at 2nd Street all the way down to the water’s edge.

Benches at Hunters Point South Park