Chris Kannen of the Design Trust for Public Space got a tour of the new park space.
Kannen writes, "Pier 1 will open to the public this winter. It features open lawns with wide waterfront views not unlike Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City. The angle of the Brooklyn waterfront at this point affords long views of both New York Harbor and the East River, which are enhanced by the addition of gentle hills.
As you walk toward the water, the path approaches a stone platform that drops away like an infinity pool against the view of the water and Lower Manhattan. Steep steps connect to a promenade along the water's edge, which felt wider than the BQE. It was easy to imagine people hanging out on the steps like the 16th Street viewing platform on the High Line."