One of my go-to places for a nice view of the city is probably Dumbo. I love sitting on these long benches, looking at the water, the skyscrapers, and Lady Liberty. Personally I like Brooklyn Bridge better than Manhattan Bridge. Something about these bricks make her so majestic but down-to-earth.
I think The Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most humble parks in New York City. People visit here to appreciate the Manhattan skyline, to get on a tourist ferry, or to enjoy the bay ocean breeze. These distractions outshine the beauty of the park, which is so underrated. Sculptures, carousels, and many other local art pieces make this place more special than you know.