|Bridge to Manhattan at the north end of Brooklyn Bridge Park|
|Playing soccer at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge park|
|Jane's Carousel, built in 1922|
|Brooklyn Bridge seen from river level|
|A riverside sylvan glade|
The Conservancy also coordinates environmental projects on the river, including the construction of a salt marsh and an oyster reef. Way back when, New York Harbor contained 200,000 acres of oyster reefs. Five thousand local students have taken part in the Billion Oyster Project to revive the ecosystem.
|On deck of an Erie Canal barge|
During my visit on a quiet Monday afternoon, I happened upon a canal barge that hails from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. It was about to begin its annual summer voyage up the Hudson and through the Erie Canal to Buffalo.
|Below deck on the canal barge|
Since I was the only visitor, I had the full attention of the volunteer crew for a tour of the boat and the story of its history.
|River traffic and Manhattan skyline viewed from Brooklyn Bridge Park|