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Mayor de Blasio Announces Makeover of Cadman Plaza Park, End of Saturday Work at Former Library Site

At Mayor de Blasio’s Town Hall at St. Francis College this (Wednesday) evening, he announced that $6 million has been appropriated to renovate the northern end of Cadman Plaza Park, which he said he was surprised to learn had not been touched, apart from routine maintenance, since the late 1950s. Among the improvements will be […]

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Greenpeace Ship Visiting Pier Six, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Update: Arctic Sunrise departed this (Tuesday) morning on a voyage to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico. On an afternoon walk through Brooklyn Bridge park, your correspondent was surprised to find Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise docked at Pier Six, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. I joined the line for a free tour, and with a […]

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Brooklyn Nets At Pier 2

On Saturday, October 14, the Brooklyn Nets will hold an open practice and block party at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. While tickets for the practice sold out within hours, tickets aren’t necessary for the block party. More tickets for the practice may be made available on the day of the event. The event […]

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Pop-Up Pool Will Be Back For One More Summer, But What Will Replace It?

The Eagle reports that the powers-that-be at Brooklyn Bridge Park have allowed the much loved Pop-Up Pool (photo) to survive through the summer of 2018. However, the Eagle story notes: Next summer will be absolutely the last year for the pool, however, as it is located in the site of the planned Pier 2 uplands […]

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Americana Music Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

There will be a free Americana Music Festival this weekend — 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 — featuring “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” It will take place on the Pier Six lawn (near the foot of Atlantic Avenue) in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Photoville is Back

Photoville Has returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park this week, in its location under the Brooklyn Bridge. The photo (C. Scales for BHB) shows “The Fence,” which previews some of the photos to be shown during the event. Photoville will be open from noon to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23, and from […]

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Update On Pier Six Towers: New Justice Takes Over

Our last report on the Brooklyn Heights Association’s lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developers to prevent the construction of two high rise residential towers on the uplands of Pier Six noted that Justice Lucy Billings had orally declined to issue a temporary restraining order requested by the BHA to prevent any […]

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Rep. Velázquez: Build A Park Entrance From Montague St.

According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez is advocating another entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, this one over the BQE from Montague Street or Remsen Street, to be constructed as part of the planning of the rehabilitation of the highway. A plan to build a vertical walkway between the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn […]

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Judge Nixes BHA Request; Pier 6 Developers May Proceed At Own Risk Until Final Ruling

The Eagle reports that today New York Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings denied the Brooklyn Heights Association’s motion for a temporary restraining order to keep the developers of the two proposed high rise residetial towers near Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park from beginning construction before the August 4 hearing, at which Judge Billings will […]

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Down to the Wire on Pier Six Towers

As we noted in an earlier post, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developer announced their intention to begin construction of the two proposed residential towers on the Pier Six uplands, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, on July 19, which is tomorrow. This was one day after a scheduled court hearing on the […]

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