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A Tour of Pier 5 and Unfinished Parts of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sunday at noon I joined a group of architecture and park enthusiasts for a tour of the completed Pier 5 and the still under construction uplands of Piers 4 and 3. We were led to Pier 5 by Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Senior Project Manager, Leigh Trucks (photo). More photos and text after the jump. As […]

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Mid-day Walk Photos

Having slept in for a while this morning, I got a somewhat later start than usual on my Saturday walk, heading out shortly before noontime. As I walked, I noticed that the Forsythia, which were just beginning to bloom last week, and pear blossoms, which were not to be seen then, were profuse along Hicks […]

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British Invasion!

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Edinburgh arrived in Brooklyn a short time ago, putting in at Pier 7. Her arrival is scheduled to be marked tonight between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. with the firing of three salvoes. She was recently in the Caribbean and is making several stops in the U.S. before returning across the […]

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Morning Walk Photos: Maritime

On my walk Saturday morning, I found the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, based in Boston, docked at Port Authority Pier 7 and taking on fuel from the the Circle Line’s little harbor tanker Capt. Log. Here’s a closer view of Capt. Log; there’s another view, from above, here. Across from Spencer, docked at Brooklyn […]

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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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Tall Ship Eagle at Pier 7

The U.S. Coast Guard training ship Eagle, docked at Pier 7, as seen from Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. The Eagle’s crew will be welcoming visitors for tours of the ship until 7:00 p.m. today (Sunday, August 7).

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Former Pier 7 Visitor Repels Somali Pirates

Last September, the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp (at the far end of the pier in the photo above), along with other NATO warships, docked at Pier 7 near the foot of Atlantic Avenue to allow the crew a few days’ liberty. Earlier today, as Tromp was sailing with other European Union warships off the coast […]

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German Navy Re-visits Pier 7

The parade of foreign warships visiting Brooklyn continues. As seen from the Promenade this morning, the German air defense frigate Hessen, accompanied by a Moran tug, approaches her berth at Pier 7, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. Her sister ship, Sachsen, docked at the same pier in May.

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Danes invade Brooklyn

Your correspondent got this photo of the Danish frigate HMDS Thetis from the Brooklyn Bridge this morning. She was approaching Pier 7, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, where she is now docked. I hope the bars along Atlantic are well stocked with Carlsberg beer. Thetis is visiting New York along with nine other ships […]

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A Visitor from Japan at Pier 7

Continuing the tradition of foreign warships docking at Pier 7 (see here, here, and here), at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, the Japanese Coast Guard’s large patrol vessel Kojima (LP-21) is berthed there now. Has the reputation of Atlantic Avenue’s bars spread throughout the navies of the world?

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