Visiting Domino Park
Visiting Domino Park
Brooklyn is the most populated district in New York and currently many of its neighborhoods have become homes for families from wealthier classes fleeing the chaos of Manhattan.
As its own inhabitants say, it is “home to everyone from everywhere”, which clearly reflects the cultural diversity of its neighborhoods. One of the most famous is Williamsburg, a place that has been completely transformed in a matter of years.
One of the favorite places for all visitors is the modern Domino Park, which opened since 2018, is a truly unique public park. Built next to the East River, you can also enjoy spectacular views of Manhattan.
Domino Park has taken its name in reference to the old factory that was located there: Domino Sugar Refinery. This refinery operated for more than 150 years and produced more than 98% of the sugar consumed throughout the United States. At that time, it was the largest refinery in the entire world and was of vital importance in the economic history of the city and the United States. In addition, it attracted many immigrants from countries such as Puerto Rico, Poland, the Dominican Republic and Germany who came to work and who ended up giving their special multiethnic presence to the Williamsburg neighborhood.
This famous factory closed its doors in 2004 and was abandoned for several years. 3 of its buildings were recognized as historical monuments of the city in 2007.
Then, in 2010, the New York City Council authorized the demolition of part of the complex to create a recreational area.
The history of this recovered space can still be seen and as soon as you arrive at Domino Park you will find many objects that have their origin in industrial elements of the old refinery. In fact, you can still see the large red brick warehouses converted into offices.
Many pieces of the factory’s machinery and materials have also been repurposed for use in the park. For example, the wooden chairs and benches have been constructed from reclaimed wood from the factory. There are remains of silos or cranes: this has really become the identity of the park and perfectly represents this industrial past.
The park is divided into three zones: an area dedicated to rest, another to gastronomy and a play area for children, adults and dogs.
The park is a place to enjoy and ideal for children, because there is a three-level playground inspired by the circuit that the sugar factory followed. There is also a regulation beach volleyball court, which can be transformed into a soccer field.
The park also features the Mexican-inspired restaurant called Tacocina. The service is offered to eat there or order take-out and eat in the park. Open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., except Fridays and Saturdays, until 11 p.m. Keep in mind that the prices are a little high, since a Mexican taco can cost around $5, but its special location really justifies the experience.
One of the most striking points of this park is its spectacular views, and you can see the horizon on the other side of the East River. There you can enjoy the view of the Empire State Building, the Summit and even The Edge in the distance.
Domino Park is open daily from 6am to 1am and the nearest subway is Bedford Ave (L), about a 12-minute walk away. Another recommended option is to arrive on the NYC Ferry, using the North Williamsburg or South Williamsburg stops, both about a 10-minute walk away. An important point for those who visit with children is that the park has public bathrooms.
The ideal dates to visit this park are between late spring and early fall to enjoy the best weather. During the summer, one of the favorite spots are the water fountains located in the heart of the park, right in front of what remains of the main refinery building. There it is filled with children cooling off, which gives the place a very fun atmosphere for families. Additionally, these fountains light up at night.
When the Fountain is turned off, the space is transformed into a large open plaza that can accommodate various public events and gatherings, such as musical performances or film screenings.
This Williamsburg park is a true charm that also allows you to get out of Manhattan a little and discover places that not every tourist knows about.
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Visitando el parque Domino
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