We’re mixing city and state on Labor Day when we’ll seamlessly move between Gantry Plaza State Park and NYC’s Hunter’s Point South Park and it’s new annex.
This is the exact opposite of our Forest Park outing. Forest Park is acres and acres of native forest. These two parks are Designed to a D (yes, cap D). They’re also far more than what they represent aesthetically. These parks are engineered with rising waters in mind. They’re huge sponges and filled with drainage perfectly placed to get the water out. Amazing, no?
In the words of the U.S. Department of Labor: “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” When will our government think of Shop Til You Drop Day? – a salute to America’s great pastime – shopping! Oh, that’s Black Friday. 🙂
We’ll meet at at the clock in Court Square. See photo below.
Bring a picnic lunch. There is a location of FoodCellar in Court Square with plenty of veg options for takeaway if you’d rather go that route.
We’ll make our way down to the waterfront and find a spot to enjoy our lunch. We’ll then explore the East River coastline right up to the Newtown Creek which divides Queens from Brooklyn.
Court Square is not accessible at this time due to elevator modifications to take flooding into account. The nearest elevator stop which isn’t far away is Queens Plaza on the E, M, R routes. Everything else is entirely accessible. There are wheelchair bathrooms throughout our route.
More about the parks can be found here:
Hope to see you in LIC on Labor Day!