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Fleet Week Begins Tomorrow, Continues Through Memorial Day Weekend

Fleet Week begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, with a parade of ships that, starting at 11:30 a.m., will proceed from the Narrows up through New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, up to the George Washington Bridge. The ships will then head back to their assigned docks: some at the Cruise […]

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Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park Meadows Wednesday Evening

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Horticulture Supervisor Rashid Poulson and others for a tour of the meadows at Pier 1, Pier 6, Empire Fulton Ferry, and Main Street. The tour meets at the Pier 1 entrance to the Park, near the foot of Old Fulton Street at 6:30 Wednesday evening, May 25. Tickets are $10, or […]

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Centa Promises Increased Police Presence And Vigilance At Park And In Heights

At Tuesday evening’s 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting, as expected, Deputy Inspector Sergio Centa (photo), the Precinct Commanding Officer, faced many questions about security in Brooklyn Bridge Park and on Brooklyn Heights streets, especially Joralemon, used by pedestrians going to and from the Park. He noted that his requests for additional officers to be assigned […]

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City Argues Pier Six Towers Plan May Proceed Despite State Disapproval

Crain’s reports that City Hall has issued a statement to the effect that the planned development of two residential towers at Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including an affordable housing component and space for a pre-school, may proceed despite its having failed to win the approval of the Empire State Development Corporation. According to […]

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State Scuttles Pier Six Towers Plan; Park Execs Got Hefty Raises

Politico New York reports that the Empire State Development Corporation, controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and with authority over development at Brooklyn Bridge Park, has decided not to approve a proposed modification to the Park’s plan that would have allowed construction of two residential towers, including a substantial affordable housing component and a space for […]

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Learn About Brooklyn Bridge Park Operations Wednesday Evening

This Wednesday evening, May 18, starting at 6:30 at the Park’s entrance near the foot of Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park will present a walking tour, “Managing BBP Operations”. This is part of the Park’s “Wednesday Night Tours” series. If you join this tour, led by the Park’s Director of Operations, Mike Lampariello, you […]

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84th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday Evening; BHA on Pier 2 Issue

The 84th Precinct Community Council will meet this Tuesday evening, May 17, at 7:00 p.m., at The Theater @ The Schermerhorn, 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets). All are invited; refreshments will be served. The agenda includes presentation of the Cop of the Month Award, a presentation by Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Sergio […]

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Pier 2 Evacuated…Again

Your correspondent went to the Promenade to view an especially glorious sunset when a BHB reader pointed out to him that people were streaming along the path in Brooklyn Bridge Park below, headed to the Joralemon Street exit. Pier 2 had been shut down again. A police boat was nestled next to the pier (photo). […]

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Municipal Art Society Presents Two “Jane’s Walk” Events At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend.

Yesterday (May 4) was the hundredth anniverthis weekend; sary of the birth of Jane Jacobs (photo), and in her honor this weekend the Municipal Art Society of New York is presenting two “Jane’s Walks” at Brooklyn Bridge Park. These are both free, but require RSVP. On Saturday, May 7, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., you […]

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Town Hall Meeting On Brooklyn Bridge Park Issues Wednesday Evening

This Wednesday evening, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) there will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss “three contentious development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park”: 1) the obstruction of the views of the Brooklyn Bridge by Pierhouse, 2) […]

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