This Wednesday evening, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) there will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss “three contentious development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park”: 1) the obstruction of the views of the Brooklyn Bridge by Pierhouse, 2) […]
Archive | April, 2016
Because of “Fix and Fortify” post-Sandy repair work, once again, from 11:45 p.m. tonight (Friday, April 29) to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 2, there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate at Bowling Green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do not […]
This coming Wednesday evening, May 4 at 6:30, Andrew Solomon, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Noonday Demon, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where you may join him as he muses on his latest work, a collection of essays about places in dramatic transition, titled Far and Away, […]
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 […]
This Friday evening, April 29, at 8:00 Bargemusic will present violinist Joanna Kurkowicz (photo) and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Mozart, Ravel, Bach, and Previn. On Saturday evening, April 30 at 8:00, pianist Claire Huangci will play works by Scarlatti, Chopin, and Brahms. May Day afternoon at 4:00 brings a mix of French […]
According to a Parks Department officer standing at the blocked-off entrance to Pier 2 on Wednesday afternoon, the pier was closed early after threats of “organized fights” among groups of kids. He said that it was possible that the pier would be closed for several days, though he hoped that it would be able to […]
The windows are papered over, and a sign on the door confirms that Banana Republic is leaving the neighborhood. We’ve got the Banana Republic factory store (bargains galore!) on Fulton Mall, but a the loss of a reasonably priced option for decent clothing (even if it is a national chain) is not, in this writer’s […]
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A few days ago I heard reports that the interior layout of the Garden Of Eden store, on Montague between Clinton and Court, had been changed, with the fresh meat, poultry, and fish offerings reduced greatly in size, replaced by much more extensive offerings of ready-made meals. Then a neighbor pointed out the awning, proclaiming […]
Word comes to us via the Commercial Observer that a new restaurant will be opening at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, a.k.a. 360 Furman Street. The 5,000 square foot eatery will occupy the northwest corner of the building (photo), facing the soon to open marina between Piers Five and Three of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Indeed, the […]
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