August 2, 2012
Summer travel: Hoboken + a pier playground
About three weeks ago we went up to NY to visit my brother and his wife. Early on Saturday morning, the temperature was above the triple digits, but we crossed two rivers (from Brooklyn to Hoboken, NJ) and skipped Manhattan this time. And although it was extremely hot, we managed to enjoy the view.
The really cool playground, called Pier C is on a small pier across from Manhattan's Battery Park area. Although the skies were hazy with heat, lower Manhattan was still very visible. The eco-friendly playground is surrounded by tall trees and other vegetation, which helps in keeping it cooler than its surroundings.