When traveling to NYC, go to these smoke spots with a view. New York City has legalized cannabis both medically and recreationally now, alongside plenty of other U.S. states. NYC has gone a step further than any other county in America by allowing public cannabis use.
Take a stroll through a cemetery. Sit along the water. Or hike through nature to see a waterfall. All inside the big concrete city that is New York. Adults 21 and over can indulge in marijuana anywhere it is legal to consume cigarettes. Not much has changed since the implementation of public use. NYC has always had the smell of weed- infused into the rest of the city’s smells. Now though, visitors and residents can enjoy without the threat of search and seizure, or even a ticket.
Of course, always remember to use good smoking etiquette. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay away from doors and entrances. And be mindful of other people and their comfortability around cannabis. Some of these places have a ton of people visiting during weekends and holidays. Plan your sesh around the peak times to enjoy comfortably and responsibly. Be sure to read the rules of the park as well before lighting up in any of these NYC smoke spots with a view.
1. Prospect Park
Prospect Park is in Brooklyn. It is only second to the famous Central Park and that may be only a matter of opinion. Rent a kayak and skim the lake while putting one in the air.
2. Governor’s Island
Open space and local art will keep you entertained during your NYC smoke sesh. Get a great view of the Statue of Liberty here too. Watch out where you consume, as there is a playground here.
3. East River Park (Brooklyn side)
Take in the beautiful views at East River Park. Have a sunset sesh on the Brooklyn side for a maximum effect.
4. The Ramble
Spot over 200 different species of birds in this natural wildlife habitat. Located in Central Park, take a birdwatching book, some binoculars along with some good green and enjoy.
5. Gantry Plaza State Park
The best views of Manhattan from Queens are at Gantry Plaza State Park. Take a pic or two of the Empire State building while hanging out here for a toke.
6. Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Get great views of New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline when smoking an L on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. About a quarter-mile long, this walkway opened in the late 1940’s.
7. Highline Park
Walking the Highline Park is a good way to get away from the busy traffic of NYC. Overlooks, sweet sitting spots and nature dot the Highline. Visit the Elevated Acre, just one floor higher for a look into the garden on the river. Follow the information and history of the park through informational-markers throughout the mile long, self-guided toke tour.
8. Pelham Bay Park
Surprisingly, Central Park isn’t the biggest park in NYC. Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York and it is right in the Bronx! Thirteen miles of shoreline gives tokers the space to enjoy a doob in plenty of spaces. Check out Turtle Cove and Twin Island within the park.
9. Astoria Park
Known for some of the most picturesque views of the city, Astoria Park is an easy pick for a NYC smoke spot with a view.
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