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A Fall Migration Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Monday (Labor Day) morning, a group of bird enthusiasts, your correspondent included. met with Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a walk around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, to try to spot birds during the fall migration. As luck would have it, the first bird we spotted was an American Robin […]

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Rep. Velázquez: Build A Park Entrance From Montague St.

According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez is advocating another entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, this one over the BQE from Montague Street or Remsen Street, to be constructed as part of the planning of the rehabilitation of the highway. A plan to build a vertical walkway between the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn […]

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City of Water Day on Governors Island Saturday

The annual City of Water Day festival, presented by the Waterfront Alliance, will be this Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Governors Island, easily reached by ferry from Pier 6, Brookyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Atantic Avenue, or from Pier 1, near the foot of Old Fulton Street. There […]

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Welcome back to Squibb Park Bridge

Brooklyn Paper reported today that just in time for spring, the Squibb Park Bridge will re-open. Repairs on the long-shuttered, trampoline-like walkway that connects the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the Brooklyn Bridge Park are finally finished, and park officials say they are just waiting on the paperwork so it can reopen, according to a rep for […]

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Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday

Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, will lead a Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park this Sunday, February 5. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at the entrance to Pier 1, near the foot of Old Fulton Street. According to Ms. Wolf: Buffleheads [photo] are now being seen near Pier 4 beach and […]

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Heather Wolf’s “Birding at the Bridge” Shows Variety of Birds at Brooklyn Bridge Park Year ‘Round

If you walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park, you’re likely to see–in addition to the pigeons, robins, mockingbirds, mourning doves, starlings, and several kinds of sparrows ubiquitous in our neighborhood–several varieties of seabirds. These include herring and laughing gulls, terns, and the double crested cormorants that often perch on the exposed pilings south of Pier One […]

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Update on Brooklyn Bridge Park Vehicle Joyride

As a clarification to earlier news reports, we have learned the following from Brooklyn Bridge Park authorities: At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, several individuals broke into the Pier 2 Uplands maintenance and operations yard. Without keys, they turned on and drove a series of BBP’s utility vehicles and a bobcat. It appears they […]

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Squibb Bridge Repairs May Top $3 Million

According to Brooklyn Paper, the Squibb Bridge saga continues…this time to the tune of a few more million. The paper reported on Friday that the board of Brooklyn Bridge Park voted to authorize $3.12 million to repair the bridge, which has been out of commission for exactly two years and two months. The article details the tangled […]

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Squadron, Community Groups Win One-Year Extension for Pop Up Pool

Brooklynites and park-goers rejoice! State Senator Daniel Squadron and the grass-roots group, Love Our Pool have won an extension for the Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The pool will open for one more season as stakeholders continue to devise a plan for a permanent pool. The Senator released a statement immediately following this […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30, Marie Viljoen, an expert on Brooklyn’s wild plants, will lead a “Fall Foraging Tour” to discover the “indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park.” She will also instruct on how to prepare them for the table, and how to grow them in gardens. Tickets are $10, or $5 […]

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