With the race centered around the historic Prospect Park, it only seems right to go check out the neighboring Brooklyn Museum. “Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures.”
Bowling, drinks and live music…? I’m in. “Centered around a 16-lane bowling alley, 600-capacity performance venue with live music 7 nights a week, and food by Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl stakes out expansive new territory.”
To experience a truly beautiful skyline you must cross the Brooklyn Bridge. There are two pedestrian entrances from the Brooklyn side. One at Tillary and Adams Streets in Downtown Brooklyn; the other is a stairway at the corner of Prospect Street and Cadman Plaza East, past the north end of Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn Heights. If heading from Manhattan into Brooklyn, you will want to use the Park Row and Centre St. entrance.
Note: On the Manhattan side of the bridge is City Hall Park, a nice place to stretch your run out. Also, be careful, foot traffic can be heavy. Location: Brooklyn Bridge Mileage: 2.7 miles (roundtrip)
Waterfront through Brooklyn
A longer run, but it will get you by the water and more specifically the piers. This run will also give you a good tour of the city and even includes, Brooklyn Bridge Park.