9. McCarren Park

cherry blossom trees at McCarren Park
Photograph Courtesy of NYC Parks/ Daniel Avila

McCarren Park in Brooklyn, located between Greenpoint and Williamsburg, is home to flowering Eastern Redbud trees. These trees grow to about 30 feet tall. Eastern Redbuds have heart-shaped leaves and their clusters of tiny flowers display an intensely bright lavender-pink color.

According to a member of our Untapped Team, the cherry blossom trees look especially nice when lit up at night. Before you visit, learn about the history of the park and it’s most fascinating hidden secrets!