This park makes you feel like you're in Florida (or at least it makes this girl, who's spent about 10 days total of her life in Florida, feel as if she's in Florida). It juts right out into the New York Harbor, so it smells salty and sounds wave-y. There are a few benches and a lovely walkway lined with flowers, plus a nice patch of grass to spread out and picnic on. The Waterfront Museum, a floating barge with a circus show every Sunday, uses this pier as its home port. On Sundays you'll also find ... the Schnäck cart! Hot dogs, grilled corn, and even tofu skewers from everyone's favorite faux-German burger joint. And best of all, the whole park is surprisingly vacant. Even on weekends, there's usually plenty of space.