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Nantucket Lightship Arrives At Brooklyn Bridge Park

If you went onto the Promenade today, you likely noticed the lightship Nantucket, which formerly warned mariners away from the shoals south of Nantucket Island, docked at the northwest corner of Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. She’s just inside the new marina, scheduled to open soon. We’re advised Nantucket will remain at BBP “through the […]

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Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook Sunday Evening, April 17

This coming Sunday, April 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. there will be a Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook, and you are invited to be one of the judges. The contestants are Kevin’s Restaurant, 277 Van Brunt Street, and the galley of the preserved coastal tanker Mary A. Whalen, docked at the south side of […]

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Goodbye, Bay Lander

For the past year and a half the small former U.S. Navy ship Bay Lander has been moored to Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. We reported her arrival here. For a year or so she was moored to the north side of the pier, but when pieces of the marina to be assembled there began […]

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Could the Missing Anchor Return to Brooklyn Heights?

Could the historic anchor that once graced the sidewalk in front of 76 Montague, but was removed last spring and put in storage at a Staten Island shipyard, be returned to Brooklyn Heights? This Brooklyn Paper story suggests it may happen. It quotes Taylor Morbito co-owner of Friend of a Farmer, which recently opened its […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this weekend. Friday evening, August 7 at 8:00 brings Russian romanticism as pianist Vassily Primakov (photo) plays works of Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening at 8:00 the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet will perform works by Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pianists Alexander Peskanov and Edith […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The U.S. Coast Guard’s tall square rigged training ship Eagle (photo) will arrive at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this Friday, July 31. She will be open for free tours on Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Monday evening’s (July 27) event in the “Books Under the Bridge” series, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 7:00, will be “a celebration of Harper Lee” in which Brenda Bowen, Caroline Zancan, and Ezra Goldstein will read and discuss selections from Ms. Lee’s much loved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and its […]

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A Tour of the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront

A photologue of a tour of historic sites along the Brooklyn waterfront, from Newtown Creek to Bay Ridge, provided by the Working Harbor Committee. For the complete photologue and text, see here.

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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Why No Weekday Ferry Service Brooklyn to Governors Island?

There’s ferry service from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (foot of Atlantic Avenue) to Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays after the Island re-opens to the public on Saturday, May 23, but there will be no way for Brooklynites to get there on weekdays, other than to take a train to lower Manhattan, walk to […]

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