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New Staten Island Ferry Named for Dorothy Day, Brooklyn Heights Native

The newest Staten Island Ferry boat is named for Dorothy Day. Ms. Day was born in Brooklyn Heights in 1897, but her father, a journalist, took a job in San Francisco in 1903. The family later moved to Chicago, where she reached adulthood. As a young woman, she returned to New York and lived a […]

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Public Programs and Exhibit at Center for Brooklyn History, formerly Brooklyn Historical Society

Yes, the Brooklyn Historical Society is now the Center for Brooklyn History, part of the Brooklyn Public Library system. While the Center’s building remains closed to the public during the pandemic, it presents on line events and exhibitions, all free of charge. Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 10) starting at 6:00 p.m. the Center, in honor of […]

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Mystery Sailboat at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Houses Healthcare Workers

Those of you who, like me, have taken solitary, or with spouse/partner, exercise on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may have noticed a single white hulled sailboat docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, located between piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This New York Magazine “Intelligencer” Article by Laura Van Straaten explains how it came and what […]

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Tall Ship Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

The brigantine Corwith Cramer (photo) will dock at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this Thursday, May 2 and will remain until Sunday, May 12. The ship will be open for tours this Friday, May 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.; Friday, May 10 from 11:00 […]

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“Glassbarge” and Schooner Lois McClure at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park

The “Glassbarge” and the canal schooner Lois McClure (photo) are docked at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park through Memorial Day, May 28. They will be open for tours every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tours of the Glassbarge, which is owned by the Corning Museum of Glass, and that include lectures and glassblowing […]

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Greenpeace Ship Visiting Pier Six, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Update: Arctic Sunrise departed this (Tuesday) morning on a voyage to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico. On an afternoon walk through Brooklyn Bridge park, your correspondent was surprised to find Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise docked at Pier Six, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. I joined the line for a free tour, and with a […]

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Fleet Week This Coming Weekend

This coming Memorial Day Weekend will feature the customary visit of U.S. Navy ships to Brooklyn. The Ticonderoga class guided missile cruisers Monterey (CG 61; photo) and San Jacinto (CG 56) will be docked at the Red Hook Cruise Ship Terminal and will be open for tours this Thursday, May 25 through Monday, May 29. […]

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Floating Restaurant on Sailing Vessel Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Paper reports that restaurateur Alex Pincus plans to open an upscale, seafood oriented restaurant on an historic sailing vessel that will be moored to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, locared near the Park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance. The identity of the vessel hasn’t been revealed, but Pincus already has a restaurant, Grand Banks, operating […]

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Nantucket Lightship Hosts Marine Art Program Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 14) evening at 6:00, the lightship Nantucket, docked at the north side of Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, will be host to artist Christina Sun, New York Harbor Artist in Residence, Art Instructor at the New York City Harbor School, and author of the blog Bowsprite. Ms. Sun will speak about […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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