If the weather's warm, the shore is where we want to be. This week we look to cover as much BK shoreline in one day as possible. After a hike through inland North Brooklyn, we arrive at the tip of Greenpoint and work our way down the East River, passing all three bridges and crossing the Gowanus Canal. A walk down Second Avenue brings us to Shore Road and the Verrazzanno Bridge. We end the day at Brighton Beach and a long train ride home.
Beach days begin with trip down to the tip of Breezy Point and the southernmost tip of Brooklyn. We'll pass a couple of parks along the way, including Canarsie Park, Fort Tilden and Floyd Bennett Field. We'll walk the length of Rockaway beach and take a tour of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge before hopping on the Broad Channel A train for home.
This high-level sweep of North Brooklyn takes us around the edges of Bushwick, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook. We do an about face in Sunset Park and head up 5th Avenue through Park Slope. After briefly touching the tip of Fort Greene, we meander through Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights before heading home.