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Where to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

This year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be launched from seven barges staged in the East River between East 23rd and East 40th Streets. Per the official website, “the fireworks may be viewed from any area in Brooklyn with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River.”  Macy’s does not recommend Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents “The Awesome Oyster” Wednesday Evening

Someone once said, “It was a brave person who ate the first oyster”, or something like that. No oysters will be eaten at “The Awesome Oyster”, this week’s adventure in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s series of Wednesday Night Tours, but Isa Del Bello, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Director of Education, will tell you about the […]

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Morning Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

The robin is supposed to be a harbinger of spring. “If only!” this one seems to be saying to himself. As I started my morning walk, a few little snowflakes were falling, but as I headed down into Squibb Park and across the bouncy bridge to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park the flakes got […]

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Test Version–Not Open to Public–of East River Floating Pool to Arrive Next Month

Remember our post two years ago about a proposal to build a floating swimming pool that would use filtered East River water and be located off the DUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park? If you’re like me, you thought,”Great idea, but good luck making it happen.” Now it seems the promoters of the idea, led […]

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Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Historic District, and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday’s walk took me to the library to return some books, then to DUMBO, to Brooklyn Bridge Park, then back into the Heights. These purple flowers were at the southern entrance to Cadman Plaza Park. There was soccer action on the field south of the Brooklyn War Memorial (Eggers and Higgins, sculpture by Charles Keck, […]

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More Evening and Morning Walk Photos

Yesterday (Friday) evening there was an even prettier than usual sunset, so I walked across to the Promenade and got this shot of the harbor, with the Statue of Liberty seen beyond Governors Island. Tug Bruce A. McAllister, seen this morning from Whitman Peak on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The nearly completed lower portion […]

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More Morning Walk Photos

The communications tower atop the new One World Trade Center is taking shape, as it approaches its maximum height of 1,776 feet. Note the copper-patina bluish green spire of 40 Wall Street directly in front of it. This was taken from Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Duck paddling in the water next to Pier 5. […]

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Christmas Eve Morning Walk Photos, With Tugboats

Yesterday was a good day for a walk, so I did a circuit around the northern part of Brooklyn Heights, including a side trip into Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO, where I did a little last minute Christmas shopping. The photo above–more photos and text follow–is of a wreath on the red door at 33 […]

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Don’t Go Near the Water

We’ve received word from Notify NYC that because flooding has allowed untreated wastewater to flow into local waterways, “direct contact with the Hudson River, East River, New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay and the Kill Van Kull for recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, or any other water activity that would entail possible direct […]

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