3. Street Art Mural in New Shirley Chisholm State Park

Photo by Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

In South Brooklyn along Jamaica Bay, New York City’s largest state park has just opened. When fully completed, the Shirley Chisholm State Park, located just south of Starrett City, will be 407-acres. The park features a large, colorful mural honoring Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress by street artist Danielle Mastrion.

Earlier in June marked the completion of the park’s $20 million first phase of construction, with amenities including ten miles of biking and hiking trails, a pier for fishing and picnicking, and water access.