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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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The Hills Open at Governor’s Island: A Dispatch from the “Department of Tell Me Something Good”

Tuesday (the 19th) was a gorgeous day in NYC.  The skies were clear, blue and dotted with wispy, fluffy clouds. It was the perfect weather to take the ferry to Governors Island for the opening of The Hills.  In a word, they are spectacular offering 360 degree views of New York harbor.  The 25 foot […]

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Autumn Scenes from Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

This weekend afforded perfect weather for brisk walks through the Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and I was able to get some photos of fall blooms and foliage, as well as other scenes. Asters were in bloom in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardens near the Remsen Street entrance. Seen from the newly opened outer portion […]

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Why No Weekday Ferry Service Brooklyn to Governors Island?

There’s ferry service from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (foot of Atlantic Avenue) to Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays after the Island re-opens to the public on Saturday, May 23, but there will be no way for Brooklynites to get there on weekdays, other than to take a train to lower Manhattan, walk to […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m. The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, […]

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Wondering What To Do This Weekend? Karl’s Video of Governor’s Island Makes The Decision Easy

There are many great weekends ahead this summer on Governor’s Island, so having a “I don’t know what do you want to do Marty” problem every weekend is totally avoidable. Check out the island’s schedule here. And watch Karl’s video after the jump!

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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge […]

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Some Autumn Color at Brooklyn Bridge Park

After taking the tour of Pier 5 and the construction zone on Sunday, I headed north to Pier 1. While fall foliage is at its peak upstate, the warmer temperatures here mean it comes later. Still, there were some hints of fall evident along the way, beginning with these staghorn sumac leaves and drupes. The […]

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Watch Karl Take The Last Governor’s Island Construction Tour

Karl Junkersfeld writes this about his new video: Last weekend was the last opportunity to tour the construction of the new Governors Island Park Site. This park is especially relevant to Brooklyn Heights residents in that it is basically an extension of Pier 6 BBP, via free ferry, and offers an assortment of great public […]

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Solar Powered Charging Stations Available at Pier 1, Other Locations Later

According to Mashable, AT&T and solar energy equipment manufacturer Goal Zero have cooperated to provide solar powered charging stations for cell phones, smart phones, tablets, and other hand-held electronics free for public use at locations throughout New York City, including, according to AT&T’s press release, Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The chargers at Pier […]

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