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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 Change.org, 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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Watch Our Video Preview of the New Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Pier 2

The roller rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 opens this Tuesday with an adult skate from 8pm – 11pm.

To get right to the roller rink portion of Karl’s video click here.

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Watch Highlights of the Metropolitan Opera Concert at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Our man Karl Junkersfeld checked out the Metropolitan Opera Concert at Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday night (6/25).

Video after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showing of They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd tomorrow (Friday, June 27). The Cinema will also be showing Ida and Words and Pictures. On Sunday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a special showing of “Cartoon Cryptozoologist” Tom Stathes’ Cartoons on Film. [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop Up Pool Opens Friday 6/27

Weeeeeee! Everybody in the pool! Brooklyn Bridge’s Pop Up Pool opens this Friday June 27.

Update: Check out Karl’s video of the pool and interview with the park’s Nancy Webster after the jump!

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Check Out The Fence Photo Exhibit at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Fence, a photo exhibit featuring 40 photographers, opened last Wednesday at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. It will remain on view until October. So while you’re trying to find a bit of shade (the tree kind) while strolling through the park and throwing shade (the attitudinal kind) as you sweat and dodge tourists in [...]

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