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The island’s empty streets feel like a movie set, particularly with the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Biking is on clearly marked lanes. You can venture onto some of the streets, but others have restricted access; we saw a pool, climbing apparatus and wide open fields. You can see — from the outside — the 19th century fort and castle, and Federal and Victorian houses.
New York Water Taxi is $5 to and from Red Hook, leaving behind Fairway; and $10 to DUMBO?($6 for children under 12), conveniently located near the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.