If you wandered over to Kent Avenue in Billyburg over the Memorial Day Weekend, you found the gates to the new East River State Park wide open (before they swung closed at 7:30PM), and an awful lot of people hanging out. There's 7.5 acres of land (ignore the, um, questionable things that may be underfoot). Bring your lawnchairs, and barbecuing is cool on the concrete parts of the park. Oh, and no dogs and walk your bikes. For now, it's only open weekends, but there will be weekday hours at some point.
· Williamsburg Waterfront #1: Are Your Lawnchairs Ready? [Curbed]
· New Williamsburg Park's Opening Day [GL]
· East River State Park Update [INSIJS]