BBP’s Pier 5 Showcased in October 6 ‘open-housenewyork Weekend’

To celebrate New York’s architecture & design, the 10th-annual “openhousenewyork Weekend” will allow access to hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. Included in the event is a tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5, on Saturday October 6, from 2-3 p.m.

Slated for (alleged) completion this fall, Pier 5 comprises three outdoor multi-purpose fields for soccer and other team sports. A “Picnic Peninsula” accessible from the main park promenade on the Pier 5 landslide will include banquet-length picnic tables for barbecues, a concession and children’s play equipment; while Pier 5’s perimeter will provide a waterfront esplanade for strollers, river viewers, sports spectators and fishing(!) Reservations for “openhousenewyork Weekend” are required. More info is here.

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  • David on Middagh

    A concession on the Picnic Peninsula? Good grief, more tourist trappiness.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Tourist trappings? You mean Brooklyn residents that use the park for picnicking would not be interested in a refreshment concession?

    Again we witness the knee jerk negativity to all things BBP. Unbelievable.

  • gatornyc

    I’m with Crusty. Just unbelievable what people will complain about with the Park.

    I was able to tour Pier 5 and the Peninsula a few days ago and it’s fantastic. The Park anticipates opening the new section before Thanksgiving. And possibly the best news is that BBP has secured the funding to proceed with the construction of both Pier 4 and the remainder of Pier 6, which should commence within the next few weeks.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    David, perhaps you’d prefer an huge unused slab of concrete sitting out there?

  • David on Middagh


  • Stillhere

    The park just gets better and better. Soon Pier 5 and the Squib Park bridge will change the traffic pattern of the visitors in the park and shift more folks to the south; it gets a little crowed on Pier 1 lately. And article correctly used the word ‘comprises’.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Sure David, to you a slab of concrete would be preferable to the beautiful world class park that is unfolding before our eyes. How many people have gotten pleasure from the portions of the park that have already been built? Oh, but don’t you see – the park wasn’t developed in exactly the precise way the great David of Middagh thought it should it have been so he will shake his fist and grumble grumble about tourist trappings and other silly nonsense.

    I on the other hand plan on thoroughly enjoying the wonderful, beautiful, well designed recreational area that Is being built in our backyard. How fortunate we are. Unless of course youmare a fan of concrete slabs like our cranky neighbor, David of Middagh.

  • David on Middagh

    I’m not complaining about the picnic tables. My objection is to the concession, i.e., the food cart or shack or whatever it will be out there by the water. On the one hand, it will certainly draw people outward across the pier and to the water. On the other, meh. Locals could pack a picnic lunch, and tourists could eat or bring food from elsewhere. Must money change hands everywhere?

    By the way, the automated teller machine on the boards of historic Fulton Ferry Landing speaks volumes about where this project is going.

  • Mr. Crusty

    ” Must money change hands everywhere?”

    Pretty much, yeah.

    I go to a gorgeous beach in West Hampton and guess what, there is a refreshment concession. I walk through Central Park and lo and behold there is no shortage of vendors.

    Perhaps if you go someplace totally isolated (I.e. no people) you can have your Nirvana of a money free zone but here in the real world most people like to have the opportunity to be able to buy an ice cream while walking in a park as horribly vile as that may be.

  • David on Middagh

    Outsnarked again. My hat is off.

  • Jorale-man

    @David – Mr. Crusty is BBP’s designated attack dog. No one is allowed to say anything negative about it in his presence.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Oh you are allowed to say any absurd thing you want about BBP, you just don’t get to say it without others pointing out the ridiculousness of your comment. Sorry if that bothers you.

    Lets all hear it for replacing BBP with a slabs of concrete so we won’t have any of that dastardly exchange of money. Yep, no reason anyone should disagree with that right?

  • Neighbor Hood

    @MrCrusty…are you feeling OK?
    You’re mandatory phrase “world class park” was not used in your last post at all. Nor was “rusted out piers”
    I think that puts you in violation of your contract doesn’t it?

  • Mr. Crusty

    Anyone that supports the park is of course on the take and only does so for selfish monetary gain while those opposed are the epitome of all that is good and pure.

  • Neighbor Hood

    @MrCrusty- we’re also good tippers & a lot of fun at parties!

  • Mr. Crusty

    Tippers? The exchange of money? You should be ashamed of yourself.