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Local Schools Want Pier 5 Bubble

As reported by Kate Briquelet in The Brooklyn Paper, several local private schools–St. Francis College, Brooklyn Friends School, and Packer Collegiate Institute, along with unidentified others–have expressed their desire to see a regulation sized soccer field with a year-round bubble enclosure and accompanying facilities, built on Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Ms. Briquelet quotes Doreen […]

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Gothamist to the Contrary Notwithstanding, You Won’t be Allowed to Smoke in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Last week, we reported on a city-wide ban on smoking in parks, which includes the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. We assumed this would also include Brooklyn Bridge Park, but today were surprised to see this: Gothamist: Luckily for those who still choose to look really cool and smell terrible, state parks are exempted from the ban […]

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Sneak Preview of Pier 6

This afternoon, your correspondent joined a group of local residents and a few journalists, including writers from New York Magazine and The Brooklyn Paper, for a tour of the soon to be opened section of Brooklyn Bridge Park inland from Pier 6, near Furman Street and the foot of Atlantic Avenue. We were guided by […]

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Preview Tours of Pier 6 Offered at Willowtown Fair Saturday

Two guided “sneak preview” tours of the Pier 6 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park will be given at 1:00 and 1:30 p.m., respectively, this Saturday, May 15. The tours are free, but limited to 30 persons each, on a first-come first-served basis. To sign up, go to the Willowtown Fair, which opens at 11:30 a.m. […]

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