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

The showy tulips, daffodils, and purple irises of May are gone from the Promenade Gardens, but these pretty red and white blossoms were, like June, bustin’ out. Crossing the Pedestrian bridge from Squibb Park, I noticed that preliminary work appears to be underway for the Pierhouse hotel and condo complex. I shot this crossing the […]

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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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Your Correspondent Grazes at Dine in Brooklyn Presser

Who could resist an invitation from Borough President Marty Markowitz to sample offerings from many of Brooklyn’s best eateries at Borough Hall as a promotion of the Dine in Brooklyn event taking place from March 11 through 21? Not me. As the opening speeches ended, I found myself near the Chip Shop’s space (photo above). […]

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Morning Walk and Sunset Photos

As I set out on my morning walk early Sunday, the sky was overcast and gloomy. Here is the top of the new One World Trade Center, still under construction, obscured by clouds. This photo was taken from the esplanade at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. There are more photos and text after the jump. […]

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More Morning, and Some Evening, Walk Pix

Your correspondent had just walked out the door Saturday morning when he spotted these late summer blossoms in the garden outside his building (corner of Montague and Pierrepont Place). More photos and text after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

In town for the long Memorial Day weekend? There’s lots to do. After a week off, Theater 2020’s production of Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors resumes this Saturday evening, May 26, at 8:00; there will also be a Sunday matinee at 3:00. Your correspondent heartily recommends this show. More details are here. On Saturday, Sunday, […]

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Governor’s Island is a Smash Hit

The NY Post writes that Governor’s Island and the new Brooklyn Bridge Park are a super-fantastical smash hit this season: NY Post: Among the prime reasons is the free ferry service unveiled two months ago at the new Pier 6 section of Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights. There have also been more concerts and […]

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Prince Harry to Play Dreamy Polo on Governors Island

Prince Harry will be coming to Governors Island tomorrow to play a round of polo at the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. The event benefits the American Friends of Sentebale, a charity that helps victims of poverty and HIV/Aids in Lesotho, Africa. Last year’s crowd included Madonna and LL Cool J, but no word yet […]

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Pier 6 Ferry Dock a “Go”

As we noted in a previous post, a new ferry stop near the foot of Atlantic Avenue is one of the locations from which expanded ferry service to and from Brooklyn will be considered at a hearing to be held at Kings County Community College tomorrow evening. Tomorrow morning, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation […]

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