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New Info Breathes Life into Effort to Block Pier Six Towers

New information from the City’s Department of Finance has revived efforts by the Brooklyn Heights Association and other local activists to block construction of two residential towers on Brooklyn Bridge Park land near Pier Six and the foot of Atlantic Avenue, as reported by Lauren Gill in the Brooklyn Paper. As we noted last June, […]

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Change of Command at 84th Precinct

DNA Info reports that Detective Inspector Sergio Centa, who has commanded the 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and nearby areas, since September, 2014, left Thursday to take command of the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick. He there succeeded his predecessor as commander of the 84th, D.I. Maximo Tolentino. D.I. Centa’s successor as […]

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“Descension” by Anish Kapoor Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Under the auspices of the Public Art Fund, Indian born, London resident artist Anish Kapoor is bringing one of his typically large creations to Brooklyn Bridge Park, as Artnet News reports. “Descension” (photo: anishkapoor.com) is twenty six feet in diameter and is described in the Artnet News piece as being “made by pairing an all-natural […]

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Register Now for Eileen Dugan Memorial 5K Run Saturday, April 8

Eileen C. Dugan (1945-1996) represented Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods in the State Assembly from 1981 until her death. She was instrumental in creating the legal groundwork for the establishment of Brooklyn Bridge Park. For the past eighteen years a five kilometer run, named in her honor, has started and ended in Brooklyn Bridge Park. […]

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Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday

Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, will lead a Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park this Sunday, February 5. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at the entrance to Pier 1, near the foot of Old Fulton Street. According to Ms. Wolf: Buffleheads [photo] are now being seen near Pier 4 beach and […]

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 29) Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its seventh annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Activities will include a parade, games, crafts, face painting courtesy of CATS on Broadway (and meet cast members), and a chance to learn Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” […]

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Heather Wolf’s “Birding at the Bridge” Shows Variety of Birds at Brooklyn Bridge Park Year ‘Round

If you walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park, you’re likely to see–in addition to the pigeons, robins, mockingbirds, mourning doves, starlings, and several kinds of sparrows ubiquitous in our neighborhood–several varieties of seabirds. These include herring and laughing gulls, terns, and the double crested cormorants that often perch on the exposed pilings south of Pier One […]

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Update on Brooklyn Bridge Park Vehicle Joyride

As a clarification to earlier news reports, we have learned the following from Brooklyn Bridge Park authorities: At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, several individuals broke into the Pier 2 Uplands maintenance and operations yard. Without keys, they turned on and drove a series of BBP’s utility vehicles and a bobcat. It appears they […]

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Joyrider Steals Construction Vehicle, Wreaks Havoc at BBP

Never a dull day at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. NBC New York reports that at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a vandal stole a bulldozer (CBS Local calls it a forklift) and drove it through Pier 2, toppling a parks police truck and damaging other items at the site. Police believe a construction worker left […]

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Squibb Bridge Repairs May Top $3 Million

According to Brooklyn Paper, the Squibb Bridge saga continues…this time to the tune of a few more million. The paper reported on Friday that the board of Brooklyn Bridge Park voted to authorize $3.12 million to repair the bridge, which has been out of commission for exactly two years and two months. The article details the tangled […]

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