Earth Day in Brooklyn! 10 photos showcasing the borough’s natural beauty

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It’s Earth Day in Brooklyn — and there’s plenty of earth to celebrate.
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It’s Earth Day! What better place to celebrate than in beautiful Brooklyn?

As a part of the urban landscape, Brooklyn boasts a diverse range of parks, gardens, and waterfronts that showcase the borough’s commitment to preserving green spaces amidst city life. From the iconic Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which features an array of plants from around the world, to the expansive Prospect Park, offering serene lakes and wooded areas, there are numerous opportunities to connect with nature in the city’s most lived-in borough.

Earth Day serves as a reminder of the importance of sustainable living, which Brooklyn has embraced with initiatives such as community gardens and farmers’ markets that promote local produce and a farm-to-table lifestyle. They not only contribute to Brooklyn’s aesthetic beauty but also foster a sense of community and environmental stewardship among residents.

Moreover, Brooklyn’s waterfront areas, such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, provide stunning views of the Manhattan skyline while offering ample space for outdoor fun. The borough’s commitment to restoring and maintaining these areas has transformed the waterfront into a place where people can gather, relax and enjoy the area’s natural beauty.

In recent years, Brooklyn has also seen a rise in eco-friendly practices, including bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly open streets, which encourage sustainable transportation options. These efforts demonstrate the borough’s dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting a healthier environment for its residents.

Brooklyn’s classic combo of natural beauty and city life make it the perfect place to enjoy Earth Day. In celebration, we’re taking you on a visual journey through the borough with 10 of our favorite, most eye-catching photos of our beloved Kings County:

The Brooklyn Bridge Park riverfront at twilight.Getty Images
woman in yard for greenest block in Brooklyn
Pauline Green of East 25th Street said she prefers to plant grasses and leafy plants outside of her house — one of many that helped her street win the 2023 Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition.File photo by Susan de Vries
The majestic Brooklyn Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn.Getty Images
Prospect Park in New York City during Autumn.Getty Images
The famous Grand Army Plaza archway.Getty Images
Teens ride longboards along the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island.Getty Images
Tulips at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.Getty Images
Two rows of blooming cherry blossom trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.Getty Images
Autumn in Green-Wood Cemetery, one of the first rural cemeteries in America.Getty Images
Prospect Park isn’t just for the birds — but it certainly welcomes them.Photo by Emily Davenport