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Lost dog in Brooklyn Bridge Park

This from our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: “I was riding my bike near Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday and we found this little poodle / bichon sprinting down the street after nearly getting hit by a car. I’m pretty sure he’s really home sick. No tag or chip.” Please email BrooklynBridgeAnimals@yahoo.com if [...]

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Hipsters Flocking to #Smorgasburg Don’t Seem to Faze Joralemon Street Residents

Upon the arrival of the Floating Pool Lady in 2007, some Joralemon Street residents were upset about the sudden influx of shirtless and bikini clad newcomers to the area. Now, 7 years later, the hipster food orgy known as Smorgasburg has moved in to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. What appears to have changed is [...]

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Electeds to de Blasio: Slow the Roll on Brooklyn Bridge Park Housing

News broke earlier this week of a letter sent to Mayor de Blasio from area electeds asking him to reevaluate and slow down plans for housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park:

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Opening Day Poem for Derek Jeter

Just in time for Opening Day, Yankee fans from Brooklyn Heights and beyond wax poetic about Captain Derek Jeter in a revamped version of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” directed by BHB’s Heather Quinlan. (Who would like it to be known that she is a Mets fan.) Featuring scenes from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grace [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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Karl Junkersfeld Checks in on the Progress of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pierhouse Devolopment and Some Birds

Our Karl Junkersfeld took a stroll to Brooklyn Bridge Park, checked out the progress of construction of the Pierhouse and met a flock of birds on the way. Just another perfect day in Brooklyn Heights.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Cosmos Partner in Soccer Training at Pier 5 This Spring

The New York Cosmos Training and Development Program has entered into partnership with Play Study Win Metro Soccer NY to provide soccer training for kids ages seven through twelve at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this spring. According to Big Apple Soccer: The Brooklyn spring clinics will be offered on Saturdays beginning March 22 for [...]

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Andiamo! Bocce, Shuffleboard And Roller Rink Set To Open At Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2

It might be time for Homer Fink’s Brigate Bocce to make a triumphant return. The long promised bocce courts at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 will become a reality this spring along with other new additions. But wait a minute there, jerky, you gotta have a permit. They’re available beginning April 1. Details are here. [...]

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Do You Want To Build A Snowman Or There Was A Snow Sculpture Contest At Brooklyn Bridge Park On Saturday

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted a “snow sculpture” contest on Saturday (2/15). Up for grabs for the best effort were various gift cards and ski passes to contestants in the “adult” and “family” categories. A trio of Park Slopers won the “adult” category with the Winchosters taking honors in the family group. DNAinfo: John [...]

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Morning Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

The robin is supposed to be a harbinger of spring. “If only!” this one seems to be saying to himself. As I started my morning walk, a few little snowflakes were falling, but as I headed down into Squibb Park and across the bouncy bridge to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park the flakes got [...]

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Weekend Update: Snow Sculpture Contest On For Saturday

Word is in from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy that the long awaited Snow Sculpture Contest will be tomorrow, Saturday, February 15, at Pier 5 (near the foot of Joralemon Street) from noon to 2:00 p.m. Maybe the creator of the Promenade snow-person (photo) will enter. It’s all free, including hot cocoa and treats from [...]

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Trees of Winter in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Saturday afternoon, your correspondent joined a group of botanical enthusiasts for a “trees of winter” tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park, led by horticulturalists Marina (photo) and Chet, along with Park Program Coordinator Travis Craw. More text and photos follow the jump. Before venturing out, we spent some time in a classroom, learning how to [...]

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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update: The snow sculpture contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park, PIer 5, will not be held tomorrow. We’ll update you on when it will be held. Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00, the Park will have the first in its series of “Winter Talks.” This one, on “Living Aquatic Infrastructures,” will be given by Dr. Ido Sella, [...]

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