Highland Park

WHERE: Vermont Pl. and Cypress Ave., Queens
HOURS: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
BBQ AREA: Upper Highland, Jamaica Ave.

Sitting on the border between Brooklyn and Queens, Highland Park offers great expanses of sunbathing potential. Aside from one line of trees, it's very open; don't look for much shade here. Highland’s plateau offers some of the best views of the city, offering up JFK Airport and Jamaica Bay and the surrounding boroughs. For the sports fanatic, Highland is a recreational utopia with sporting areas for basketball, tennis, baseball, and handball.