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 […]
Tag Archives | Mayor Michael Bloomberg
The Hills Open at Governor’s Island: A Dispatch from the “Department of Tell Me Something Good”
A Busy Evening: BHA Social and Brooklyn Bounty
Your correspondent left work early to attend the BHA Social networking happy hour at the Custom House. There was a lively gathering there, graciously hosted by BHA board member Patrick Killackey (second from left in photo) and BHA President Alexandra Bowie. More photos and text after the jump. I had several interesting conversations with others […]
Karl at Pier 5 Opening
Mr. J. and his cam were busy this past week. In addition to his visit to Julianna’s, Karl attended the grand opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 Thursday morning. In his video, Karl begins with a retrospective of some of his favorite BBP events from the past few years. He then shows the dignitaries gathering, Mayor Bloomberg’s speech, and the pier’s athletic field in use.
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 to Have Grand Opening Thursday
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 and its uplands, which will include sports fields and a “picnic peninsula,” will have its grand opening in a ceremony to begin at 11:00 a.m. this Thursday, December 13. Rumor has it that Hizzonor himself will make an appearance. All are invited, and refreshments will be served. If you plan […]
Starwood & Toll Brothers Chosen to Develop Hotel & Residential Near Pier One
As anticipated, Mayor Bloomberg’s office announced today that the proposal for a hotel and residential complex on the space between Furman Street and Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park submitted by Starwood Capital Group and Toll Brothers has been selected. The image (thanks to Curbed) shows how the buildings will look from the Promenade. As you […]
Squadron’s Community Meeting Hits Hot Button Issues
Last evening’s Community Meeting got off to an interesting start when Brooklyn Heights resident and long time Brooklyn Bridge Park advocate Tony Manheim asked State Senator Daniel Squadron if, now that in a deal brokered in part by Squadron and Assemblywoman Joan Millman, the State has given control of the Park to the City, he […]
Karl’s Love Letter to Jane’s Carousel
Mr. J. covers the opening ceremony and the first rides, and gets some great shots from inside the pavilion, both of the carousel horses and of the Brooklyn Bridge as seen, in a funhouse mirror effect, through the slightly irregular glass. Video after the jump.
Massage Parlor Coming to Remsen Street?
The following item is on the agenda of the Community Board 2 Land Use Committee’s meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. this coming Wednesday, September 21, at room 2400 of the Dibner Building, NYU Polytechnic, 5 MetroTech Center: Stefanie Marazzi, Esq., with the Law Office of Slater & Beckerman LLP, will present Board of Standards and […]
Update on Park Deal
More information is now available on the deal on Brooklyn Bridge Park funding announced yesterday. Under the agreement, the city will proceed with funding park construction and development of recreational facilities which, according to a press release from State Senator Daniel Squadron, will include “a temporary pool for at least the next five summers, a […]
City Announces Plan That May Reduce Scale of Park Housing
Mayor Bloomberg announced this evening that city and state officials plan to sign an agreement tomorrow concerning the funding of Brooklyn Bridge Park that may result in smaller scale housing being built on park land, and may even eliminate the need for the two planned new buildings near the foot of Pier 6.
Buy all your favorite AMAZON products via the BHB Store. Click here to get started.