The Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO has 12 acres of green space that begs for picnic baskets and offers great views of the waterfalls with downtown Manhattan gleaming as a backdrop.
Circle Line Downtown is that chubby-yet-charming yellow tourist vehicle that circumnavigates Manhattan at dizzying frequency, offers daytime as well as sunset cocktail cruises that float right past the falls.
The New York City Department of Transportation has organized bike routes with a waterfall icon along the waterfront in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Bike route maps are available so you can trace the route ahead of time and enjoy the ride without distraction.
After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.