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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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Height of BBP’s Pierhouse Hotel: What Exactly IS the Deal?

To understand the disputed height restrictions of the Pierhouse Hotel structure in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, a number of variables need clarification, including the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBPC’s) adherence to its own agreement, how the NYC Department of Planning Brooklyn Heights Scenic View District figures into the discussion, and the impact of Hurricane […]

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Park Board Meets, Receives Draft Report on Housing Alternatives

The board of directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation met today at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The principal item on the agenda was receipt of the draft report of Bay Area Economics, the consultant hired by the Corporation to study alternatives to luxury housing as sources of revenue to […]

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Another Van Valkenburgh Designed Playground Cited for Burn Hazard

“The Mountain”, a metal-clad climbing dome at the new Union Square playground in Manhattan, has the same problem as the smaller domes at the playground on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. New York Post: When children were scorched on the new metal playground structures in Brooklyn Bridge Park last month, large festival tents were put […]

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Park Progress: Twenty Eighth Report, and an Award!

Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with designer Michael Van Valkenburgh associates, has recieved an Honor Award for Analysis & Planning from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. North end, Pier 1, Tuesday, September 15, 2009. North end, Pier 1, Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Topsoil is being spread on […]

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Park progress: Special Edition – An Inside Look!

Yesterday evening, your correspondent joined a group of thirty or so people, including BHB contributor Matthew Parker and Brooklyn Heights Association Board of Governors member Martin Schneider, for a tour of the northern portion (Piers 1 and 2) of the construction site for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation President Regina Myer (photo […]

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