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Selfies at sunset in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Eye On Real Estate: Instagram-worthy shoreline sights are illuminated by October light

October 4, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sunset in Brooklyn Bridge Park — it's irresistible this time of year. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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They’re Instagram-era sun worshippers.

On warm early-October afternoons, crowds are gathering on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s shoreline to photograph the sun as it sets behind the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

They’re sitting on the stone steps of the cove that faces Jane’s Carousel and the Empire Stores complex.

Some people make the sunset their sole focus. Others snap selfies with the setting sun and the bridge serving as backdrops.

In everyone’s photos, the sun looks like a golden disc snuggled up against the bridge and the water is lit with a path of gold.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is quite the visitors’ magnet these days. Unseasonably warm temperatures, which Weather.com predicts will last at least through Oct. 11, make the park especially alluring.

Folks sit on benches on Pier 1, catching some rays and gazing at Lower Manhattan’s skyscrapers.  

October Light (yes, that was the title of a 1970s novel by John Gardner) adds a patina to the sunshine that illuminates the green lawns of the Pier 5 uplands and brightens the autumn flowers on landscaped Pier 6.

Sailboats’ reflections are visible in the waters of the park’s marina.   

In a New York minute, the leaves are going to change colors and drop off the trees. In another New York minute, snow will suddenly show up. It always happens that way.

So carpe diem. Stroll in the park while you can still wear sandals and short-sleeved shirts.

 


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