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Goodbye, Bay Lander

For the past year and a half the small former U.S. Navy ship Bay Lander has been moored to Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. We reported her arrival here. For a year or so she was moored to the north side of the pier, but when pieces of the marina to be assembled there began […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation Suing Designers of Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge

Gothamist reports that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has begun a lawsuit against HNTB Corporation and HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, P.C., designers and contract administrators for the Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge, which opened in March of 2013 but which was closed in August of 2014 and has remained closed since. According to the […]

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Adieu, Pop-up Pool?

Every summer you stroll the Promenade, gaze down at the Pop-Up Pool, and think, “I gotta get down there someday.” And then somehow you don’t, and then summer’s over, and you think, “I’ll get there next summer.” If you try that in 2016, you’re going to be out of luck, because the Pop-Up Pool’s days […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Coming to Pierhouse? Don’t Bet On It.

It sounds like a game of “telephone”: a security guard at Brooklyn Bridge Park (who heard it from wherever) told it to “a long-time Brooklyn Heights local.” The Brooklyn Paper reports that said long-time local announced the news at Wednesday evening’s meeting about the proposed tower on the site of Pineapple Walk, but was silenced […]

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Questions, But No Answers, About the Squibb Hill Bridge

For the fourth time this year and fifth in the last 14 months, the New York Times reports on the still-closed path from Columbia Heights down to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The bridge has now been closed for nearly as long as it was open. And it has proved an embarrassment for officials of the park corporation, […]

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Want to Make Music? Join the “Bell by Bell” March in DUMBO Monday Evening

The Brooklyn Paper reports that, as part of the annual Make Music Winter event, there will be a parade on Monday evening, December 21 from the DUMBO Archway, Water Street and Anchorage Place to Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Participants will be given color coded bells, and during the march “conductors” will raise colored […]

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A Peek Inside Pier House

Curbed gets a tour of the recently opened model in Pierhouse. The model unit is a duplex-style apartment, like several others in the building, and is located on the fifth floor of the larger of the two residential buildings, 90 Furman Street. (The other is located at 130 Furman Street.) The interiors showcase the minimalist […]

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BHA, STVN Join in New Pierhouse Lawsuit

The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Heights Association has joined with Save The View Now as plaintiff in a new lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, the City of New York, and Pierhouse developer Toll Brothers. The suit is based on a survey, commissioned by STVN, that is said to show a portion of […]

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Stringer, at Town Hall, Voices Concerns About Library Deal, Park Financing; Supports “Community Based Planning”

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, at his Brooklyn Town Hall Thursday evening, fielded questions from many people who lined up on both sides of the auditorium to get their turn at the microphones, as well as other questions brought in by Periscope. Concerns raised by Brooklyn Heights residents included the deal to sell the Brooklyn Heights […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Sues Over Faulty Light Poles

DNAinfo reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park is suing two firms it hired to illuminate the fields at Pier 5, alleging that the fixtures weren’t built to BBP’s wind-resistant specifications. The playing field was opened to the public Dec. 13, 2012, but just eight days later, the shade structures were damaged by wind gusts of less […]

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