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BHB Exclusive: Q & A Nancy Webster, Executive Director BBP Conservancy

Last week Brooklyn Heights Blog spoke with Nancy Webster, executive director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy since 2010, on the role of the conservancy in supporting BBP, her history with the park, and her views regarding the determined opposition to further housing development on BBP’s Pier 6. Ms. Webster, a resident of Carroll Gardens, […]

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Battle Royale at Borough Hall: BBPC Board Shoots Down Pier 6 Opponents

As witnessed yesterday by an overflow audience massed in Brooklyn Borough Hall Community Room, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation Board of Directors turned a deaf ear to impassioned pleas from John Raskin, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and many others regarding future housing development in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Karl Dines at Governor, Sees E.T. at BBP’s ‘Movies With A View’

Mr. J. tries the fare at Governor, the latest dining venue by the folks who brought us Colonie and Gran Electrica. The food at Governor, located at 15 Main Street in DUMBO, elicited a new adjective, SOOO-perb! Afterwards, Mr. J. took the short walk to Pier 1 to catch the opening of this summer’s SyFy […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Pool Opens Friday, July 6

We’ve received word from the office of State Senator Daniel Squadron that the “pop-up-pool” near Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will open Friday morning, July 6, at 9:45 a.m. The Senator will be there, along with Park President Regina Myer, Park Conservancy Executive Director Nancy Webster, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, City Council Member Steve Levin […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s ‘Sunset Bhangra’

On Thursday evening your correspondent donned rain-ready togs before heading down to Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Sunset Bhangra party, but the weather proved benign, as the rain that threatened stayed just to our north. People kept coming in droves; fortunately, food and drink were plentiful, and good. […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle Tries to Create Controversy Where There Is None

This Brooklyn Daily Eagle story has the headline, “Brooklyn Bridge Park at odds with Heights over bike stations.” It implies some sort of Park-Heights conflict that doesn’t exist. Update: If you follow the link above, you’ll now find that the Eagle headline and story have been re-worded, evidently in response to this post. The story […]

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday, October 22

The annual Harvest Festival, presented by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, on Saturday, October 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “This year’s Harvest Festival promises to be a wonderful event for families all over Brooklyn,” said […]

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Kite Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Today was National Go Fly a Kite Day, or something like that. Fortune smiled, as it was sunny, with a steady breeze off the harbor. Lots of folks gathered on the lawn at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and many of them brought and flew kites. Many others, like your correspondent, enjoyed watching the colorful […]

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Mr. J. Goes to Movie with a View

Mommy and baby duck, Dodger the muskrat, ships and boats, the Statue of Liberty rising from the mist, tasty treats, a Gershwin score, Marty, and Woody. All for free. Such a deal! Video after the jump.

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Hearing on Alternatives to Housing Yields Diverse Responses; What is a “Perched Wetland”?

About fifty people showed up at St. Francis College yesterday evening to speak (and a number of others showed up to listen) about the draft report issued by Bay Area Economics, the consultants hired by the Brooklyn Bridge Park board to evaluate alternatives to luxury housing and a hotel as sources of revenue to defray […]

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