In Sunday’s New York Times Lisa W. Foderaro reported on recent developments in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including the soon-to-open outer portion of Pier 6 (photo), the Park’s southernmost pier, located near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. She interviewed Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation president Regina Myer, who said:
Pier 6 is a space where people can really relax and enjoy natural beauty, but atop a concrete deck in the middle of the East River. It provides a landscape that you can almost get lost in.
Ms. Foderaro observed that “[u]ntil recently, Pier 6…had been largely barren. Now it evoked a Vermont meadow in midsummer.” She contrasted the bucolic quality of Pier 6 with another portion of the Park that will open soon: the John Street section at the Park’s northern end. Here, she noted, remnants of the area’s industrial past, including railroad tracks, have been preserved.