The well manicured lawns on the Pier 1 section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which have so far been off limits to frisbee tossers and sunbathers, will be opened to the public tomorrow, Thursday, April 22.
New York Post: Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to celebrate Earth Day in style tomorrow by finally opening its fabulous organically maintained lawns at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Heights to the public.
Park officials will open the Harbor View and Bridge View lawns, as well as the Vale, adding nearly two additional acres of recreational space to Pier 1, which last month became the first segment of the long-awaited 85-acre waterfront park to be unveiled.
Meanwhile, there’s encouraging news on the food front.
Lobster rolls and gourmet ice cream cones may be in Pier 1’s near future:
Brooklyn Paper: Though officials aren’t speaking on the record, we’ve learned that the finalists to operate food carts on the just-opened Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn’s newest open space include Blue Marble Ice Cream and the Red Hook Lobster Pound.
“Warm days, the water, and ice cream — it goes without saying,” said Alexis Miesen, owner of the ice cream shop, which has standing locations in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Prospect Heights. “We’re hoping to become part of the revival of this waterfront. We’re really excited.”
Lobster Pound owner Susan Povich is already anticipating being anointed as a concessionaire, unveiling a futuristic “Lobster Cart” with her application, a sleek stand with a faux lobster tail on the side. She said she would serve the Red Hook shop’s lobster rolls, plus hot dogs for the kiddies.
So, those of you who became addicted to the lobster rolls at Brooklyn Flea under the Bridge last summer, take heart. Even though the Flea won’t return to its DUMBO location this summer, lobster rolls may still be available nearby.
Finally, on Sunday, May 9, Mother’s Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation will jointly sponsor their annual Spring Fling. Details and location are TBA. Thanks to brooklyn365.com for the tip.