John V. Lindsay East River Park

John V. Lindsay East River Park

John V. Lindsay East River Park
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Marg
Paris, France3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Could see the Macy’s fourth of July fireworks show pretty well, there were a lot of people. Lots of music and barbecues happening. Personal fireworks went off after the show… they were pretty close but not too concerned if they were dangerous. Had to walk over a narrow bridge to get there… everyone who was there could only exit through the narrow bridge, so it took us 30 min to leave.
Written July 12, 2022
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This was the first time I visited East River Park and it was extremely busy for Father's Day. People from all over Lower Manhattan were having barbecues and picnics. The park was very lively that day. It is a nice place for people to come in and just relax.

It really is a family park as people were in large groups (of course no one was social distancing themselves from one another and no one had on masks) having a good time enjoying the weather, the cools river breezes and the views while meats sizzled on the grills. It reminded me of the 1970's when families actually spent time together.

Though not the best landscaped park it is used a lot more for activities and get togethers. It is a place to socialize with people.
Written June 27, 2020
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Andy A
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Overall this is a nice park with great views of Brooklyn. There are ball, soccer, track fields and old shade trees. There are plenty of beautiful flower plantings and blooming trees in the spring. The promenade is nice for long walks or running.
We give it 2 starts because of out of control dogs running around. We’ve seen large dogs jump on runners with their owners doing nothing. Another time, a loose dog attacked a young boy. Luckily he wasn’t injured.
There needs to be more enforcement to make sure nobody gets bitten by these dogs. Otherwise, it’s a nice park to spend time.
Written April 23, 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Lots to do and see in this nice walkway alongside the Hudson East River. It runs for miles. Recommended
Written March 3, 2020
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invertpaleo
New York City, NY345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Very popular with locals, this very long, but not very wide, park is unknown to a lot of other Manhattanites, because it is situated east beyond the FDR. There are five ways to access it from the other side of the FDR, including footbridges.

It's a great place to walk along by the East River and it has gorgeous views. And currently it is a pretty nice park!

However, this park is scheduled to be completely bulldozed and re-worked, starting supposedly this March, 2020. The current plan is to raise the level of the park by 8 feet to help prevent coastal flooding -- the park was flooded by Hurricane Sandy which had a 14 foot storm surge.

The current plan is to re-do the park in two stages, so that there will supposedly always be half a park for people to walk in. Nonetheless it is appalling to envision all the trees and all the structures being bulldozed and covered in landfill. And how long will it really take to complete the work? And will the very expensive raised park even function properly in preventing flooding?

I would say -- enjoy this park while it is still intact, because it will be many years, or even many decades, before it looks like a mature park again.
Written January 28, 2020
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regm889
Bangkok, Thailand891 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Long park with greenery and river walk, pleny of beaches to enjoy river view, dog friendly, good for running, jogging,
Written May 21, 2019
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Robineggleston
Dacula, GA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Nice walk along the east river. Morning sun with no shade made it warm. Flat and well maintained. Views of Brooklyn, Williamsburg bridge.
Written October 20, 2017
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Allan S
New York City, NY7,071 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Lovely park just off the drive. That abuts the river . Great for long walks, picnics, ball playing and just hanging out. A lot of soccer games with youth and informal games with families are present. Despite the noise from the drive it remains a hidden gem on the east side. No charge and close proximity to public transportation make it desirable.
Written May 26, 2017
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Älëxander S
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
You neve know what can pop out of a tree. Nice park and good scenery. Not too crowded and well- maintained.
Written May 22, 2017
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MarianitaDG
Buenos Aires, Argentina77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
We went for a walk with our two year old twins and had a really great time. Not crowded at all, with wonderful views of Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridge. Great places to have a sit and rest while enjoying a snack or a coffee. Very well maintained park. We would for sure visit the park again in our next visit.
Written April 7, 2017
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