Brooklyn Bridge Park and it's incredible views of Manhattan are something we've loved enjoying this summer; whether it be killing time before the Governors Island ferry, taking in a free jazz concert on one of the piers, or simply enjoying the outdoors on a sunny day (with an ice cream in hand, obviously) - Brooklyn Bridge Park has so much to offer! But one thing that we've especially loved about the park this summer is the Jeppe Hein's Please Touch the Art installation.
The main feature of the Please Touch the Art installation are 16 bright red Modified Social Benches, a reinvention of the simple park bench. The benches are dotted throughout the park and each one is a work of interactive art that can be sat and/or climbed upon, allowing people to enjoy the park, and the Manhattan views, in different ways.
As well as the 16 Modified Social Benches there is also the Mirror Labyrinth, a series of vertical mirror-polished stainless steel planks, arranged in an alternating rhythm at different heights, to echo the Manhattan skyline.
The benches & labyrinth are in place until April 17th 2016, so if you happen to be in NYC before then, pop over to Brooklyn Bridge Park to check 'em out!