As planned, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s $26 million, five-acre Pier 5 opened today, offering three multi-purpose sports fields and an adjacent picnic peninsula. A full-on politico brigade joined the festivities at 11 a.m. Thursday morning, including NYC Mayor Bloomberg, BBP President Regina Myer, Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz and State Senator Daniel Squadron.
Bloomberg offered, “The beautiful and innovative Brooklyn Bridge Park has quickly become one of the main attractions in the newly revitalized New York harbor. In summer 2012, the park welcomed 90,000 visitors per weekend. Starting today, New Yorkers and tourists alike will have even more reasons to visit.”
Meanwhile, the 244-foot Squibb Park Bridge is slated for completion in the next several weeks. Full press release about the Park’s progress is at BBP’s official website. (Photo: CT)