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Town Hall Meeting On Brooklyn Bridge Park Issues Wednesday Evening

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) […]

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Coming Soon: Hotel And Housing Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park

While attention has been focused on the St. Ann’s Tobacco Warehouse saga, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation announced at a meeting yesterday that they will be issuing by the end of August a “Request For Proposal” for the hotel and residential housing buildings across from Pier 1. According to the Brooklyn Eagle: Two buildings — […]

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Park Board Meets, Receives Draft Report on Housing Alternatives

The board of directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation met today at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The principal item on the agenda was receipt of the draft report of Bay Area Economics, the consultant hired by the Corporation to study alternatives to luxury housing as sources of revenue to […]

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Critics Decry Lack of Transparency in City Plan for Park

The City’s takeover of development and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park was widely hailed as a way to move the project forward and, perhaps, to find ways to fund park maintenance without relying on revenue from on-site housing and commercial operations. However, critics of these sources of funding are finding little comfort in the City’s […]

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Unwelcome: Jane’s Carousel?

“Jane’s Carousel”, the 1920s vintage merry-go-round restored under the auspices of Jane Walentas, wife of developer David Walentas, and now housed in a building on Water Street in DUMBO, is slated to be moved across the street and into what is now Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, itself to be incorporated into Brooklyn Bridge Park, sometime […]

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