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Your Correspondent Learns About Waterfront History at Brooklyn Bridge Park; More Tours to Come

Last Wednesday evening your correspondent went on a tour through Brooklyn Bridge Park of “Brooklyn’s Waterfront History” led by Julie Golia (photo), a Columbia history PhD and Director of Public History for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Julie described the transformation of the Brooklyn waterfront over the years, from natural shoreline up until the early nineteenth […]

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Some Last Minute Monday Evening Suggestions

Tomorrow (Monday, July 6) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Park’s annual “Books Under the Bridge” series will begin with a program hosted by Freebird Bookstore: [A] unique outdoor Scrabble competition between John D. Williams, Jr. (former Executive Director of the National SCRABBLE Association and author of […]

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, Seen From a Brooklyn Heights Rooftop

At dusk, a great flotilla of boats small and large, sail and motor, filled the harbor from below Brooklyn Heights to the channel between lower Manhattan and Governors Island. Police and Coast Guard vessels, lights flashing, darted here and there, making sure all was secure and ready. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Picnic Peninsula was jammed with […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

If you’re in town for the Fourth, the One Big Thing is the fireworks. Expect huge crowds on the Promenade and in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Parking will be prohibited from 11:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, July 3) to 11:00 p.m. on the Fourth on Joralemon from Hicks to Furman; […]

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Park Officials Recommend Developer For Pier Six Towers

Despite the possibility that a new environmental review may be required before development may proceed, the Daily News reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation staff have recommended the selection of RAL Development Services for the two proposed high rise residential towers near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Park. RAL was responsible for the development […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow; Yes, More Fireworks

There will be fireworks Thursday evening, June 25, off Liberty Island, starting at 9:20 p.m.; these are sponsored by IP Soft. (Would they be louder if sponsored by IP Hard?) ‘Tis summer, so it must be the season for fireworks. Weekend after this we get the mother of them all. After that, maybe things will […]

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Explore Brooklyn Bridge’s Literary Legacy Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening, June 24, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents “My Hand In Yours, Walt,” in which Poet, Adam Fitzgerald, leads a literary walk that examines the legacy and connections of Brooklyn Bridge’s shadow within the work of Hart Crane and Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, and Marianne Moore. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Randy Cohen will be at BHS to interview Kurt Andersen (photo), Spy Magazine co-founder, former New York Magazine editor, and host of the award winning radio show Studio 360, as part of Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green Wood […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

There will be fireworks Sunday evening, June 21, off Liberty Island, starting at 10:40 p.m.; these are sponsored by Quench.

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