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Best Place for a First Date


For the many pleasures that Brooklyn Bridge Park offers, Pier 5 stands out: It presents a clean, wide-open space; its specific vantage point, with a towering view of downtown Manhattan in front and the Brooklyn Bridge to the right, is particularly lovely; different events transpire on its grounds throughout any given weekend; and the athletic fields are often free to those looking for some games. (The adventurous can get to know each other with a game of Ultimate Frisbee.) In other words, those picking a spot for their first date should find that Pier 5 is, above all things, very convenient. Once you’re done with these options, head right up the street for some dining and drinking; the cozy Iris Café is but one establishment that’s strong and consistent on this front. Choosing Pier 5 ensures that your first date is secure, place-wise. Figuring out the rest is up to you. East of Furman Street at Joralemon Street, Brooklyn 11201, 212-639-9675,

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 13, 2015

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