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Pier 1 to 6 Pedestrian and Bike Path Now Open

Two cyclists pass the ruins of Pier 4 on the bike and pedestrian path connecting Piers 1 and 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The path was opened today, ahead of the announced schedule. Update: There’s more information on the Park’s website.

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Flickr photo by david wong6

NYT on Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

The New York Times architecturally reviews the recently opened Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park: New York Times: As you move into the park from Old Fulton Street, an asphalt pathway (which will eventually be surfaced in a powdery gray gravel) splits to wrap around a large grass-covered hill before converging again at the waterfront. […]

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City Takes Control of Brooklyn Bridge Park Project

New York City will assume control of the Brooklyn Bridge Park project, it was announced today.   NY1 reports that New York state will “retain” influence on the final makeup of the park.  The deal must first be approved by the State Public Authorities Control Board. Read  BHB’s reports on the park’s progress so far.

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BHA’s Virtual Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park

At last month’s BHA annual meeting, architect Michael Van Valkenburgh took attendees on a “virtual” tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The BHA’s snazzy new website has the full tour posted now. The BHA.org: Michael Van Valkenburgh is a principal of the design firm bearing his name, which has been involved in designing Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Park Progress, or Regress? Pier 1 Opening Pushed Back to Spring

Originally scheduled to open in December, then delayed to January, the Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park (see photo above), though evidently good to go, will not welcome the public until, according to the latest promise, sometime this spring. The Brooklyn Paper: The long-awaited first permanent section of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been delayed […]

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Park Progress: Thirty-Eighth Report–City/State “Turf War” Delaying Pier 1 Opening?

Greensward, paths, benches, stairs, and trees beckon visitors to Pier 1 in this photo taken from the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday, January 27. For some time, we’ve been advised that this portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park would open this month, but January has just two days left and no opening date has been announced. Thanks […]

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Park Progress: Thirty-Seventh Report

Our report is nearing the one year mark. Here’s how Pier 1 looked last February: Here’s how it looked this morning, Monday, January 11, 2010: The temporary structure that previously covered the “tot park” at the lower right of the photo has been removed, and stairways are being built at the middle left.

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Park Progress: Thirty-Sixth Report

Looking down at Pier 1 from the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday morning, December 27, 2009. There’s water in the pond, and a temporary structure has been erected over the “tot park”, perhaps to provide shelter until spring arrives. Contrast this with the last non-snow covered view from this vantage, as taken […]

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Park Progress: Thirty-Fifth Report–Winter Wonderland

It looks like the slope of Regina Ridge could be a contender for best sledding spot, though it’s not in Brooklyn Heights proper. Contrast this with the last photo to appear here of Pier 1 with (less) snow, taken from the vantage point of the Brooklyn Bridge last March 6. It should not be too […]

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Park Progress: Thirty-Fourth Report

As seen from the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge this morning (Monday, November 30), Pier 1’s western side is almost completely sodded. What is that crater near the lower left of the photo, just above the truck? The maps posted on the Promenade don’t give a clue. More photos and text after the jump.

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