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The NY Times Sheds Light on the Opposition to Affordable Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times has posted an in-depth look at the recent opposition to housing – notably the “affordable” kind – at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. After the city added an affordable housing component to the park’s long standing housing plan, a neighborhood group including long time Willowtown resident Joe Merz and lead by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 1, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present an eclectic mixture of classical (Schubert), modern (Charles Ives), and contemporary (Scott Wheeler and Martin Boykan) music performed on piano by Donald Berman (photo, by Gil Gilbert). On Saturday evening at 7:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Orchestra, featuring [...]

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NYT Takes a Stroll in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times posted a feature about Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday. The piece included an interview with the park’s landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh:

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Today (Friday, July 25) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman and based on a novel by spy fiction master John le Carré. It will continue to show through the weekend and the following week, along with Chef. On Saturday evening at [...]

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Baylander, at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Opens to Visitors This Weekend

You may have noticed an odd looking small ship moored near the northeast corner of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 (see photo above) for the past couple of weeks. It’s the Baylander, billed as the “world’s smallest aircraft carrier.” Baylander is a former U.S. Navy vessel, built in the 1960s, that served as a troop [...]

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Ducks Deluxe in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has become a favorite spring to summer resting place and breeding ground for ducks. Back in March, I spotted this mallard drake on the uplands of Pier 1. More photos and text follow the jump. In June I saw this mother duck and three ducklings paddling between Pier 2 and Pier 1. [...]

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This French Rapper Freestyling at Brooklyn Bridge Park is… Something

Who says all visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park are interlopers and hooligans? A rapper named “Mr. Burg” recently filmed himself freestyle rapping at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Perhaps he stopped at the Disco Food Cart for inspiration? Not much info is available about the artist, but his Facebook page features the NYC skyline. Maybe he’s a [...]

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TRO Issued on Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Towers

As previously reported, area resident Lori Shomp is not a fan of the current plan for housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Emboldened by just under 3,000 signatures on her petition at, the activist won her first battle yesterday.
Do you agree with Ms. Schomp? Vote in our poll after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On my customary morning stroll around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, I found actors rehearsing Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew for Random Access Theatre’s free performances of that classic comedy at the Granite Prospect on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings (July 18, 19, and 20) starting at 7:00. More information here. Also at Brooklyn Bridge [...]

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Twitter to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse: Thanks for Blocking Our View

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse, soon to be home to a portion of the 1% and wealthy foreign nationals is totally going to block our view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Anyone who has been following the development of the site pretty much knew that already, but now that it has begun to rise folks are getting a little annoyed. Case in point, this Twitter exchange:

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Man’s Body Found Off Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 Remains Unidentified

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reported Monday afternoon that a man’s body pulled from the East River at the southern end of Brooklyn Bridge Park early Monday morning was still unidentified, according to the New York Police Department. The NYPD’s Harbor Unit responded at roughly 6:30 a.m. to a call regarding the sighting near [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Progress, The Video

With the opening of the roller rink at Pier 2 this week, Karl checks in on the progress at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Have you checked out the new additions this year? Which is your favorite? Comment away! Full schedule of events at Brooklyn Bridge Park here. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal filed this report about [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) is City of Water Day, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is participating with kayaking and with Seining the River Wild. The Park’s Pier Kids series presents The Art of Stepping on Pier 1 Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. All of these events are free. Also on Sunday Smorgasburg will be [...]

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“Books Beneath the Bridge” Series Starts Monday With Liberty’s Torch by Elizabeth Mitchell

Brooklyn Bridge Park will start this summer’s “Books Beneath the Bridge” series this Monday (July 7) evening, starting at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1. This event, co-sponsored by the Park and Freebird Books (each event is co-sponsored by a different local bookseller), will feature author Elizabeth Mitchell reading from her Liberty’s Torch: [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update:On Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Heights Association will have a social event at the new Chocolate Works on Montague. Details here. Tonight’s Fireworks take top billing for events this weekend, but the Brooklyn Heights Cinema again has new offerings. Late tomorrow (Saturday) night, July 5, starting at 11:45, there will be [...]

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What You Need to Know About Watching Macy’s Fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park

They’re back! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks have returned to the East River. Brooklyn Heights residents and many, many, many visitors will be checking out the show from the Promenade and close-up from Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you live near any streets leading to these areas check for No Parking signs (we spotted some on [...]

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