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Squadron, Community Groups Win One-Year Extension for Pop Up Pool

Brooklynites and park-goers rejoice! State Senator Daniel Squadron and the grass-roots group, Love Our Pool have won an extension for the Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The pool will open for one more season as stakeholders continue to devise a plan for a permanent pool. The Senator released a statement immediately following this […]

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Senator Squadron, Electeds Champion Parents’ Quest to Save Pop Up Pool

At a press conference on Thursday, State Senator Daniel Squadron urged the City to keep the Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park open past this year until plans for a permanent pool are devised. (This season, the pool’s fifth, is meant to be its last).  Flanked by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Council […]

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Parents Unite to Save Park’s Pop Up Pool

Summer is here and the time is right for taking a dip in the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop Up Pool.  The popular destination opened for the season on June 29th and is once again offering up free 45-minute sessions and swim lessons (check the website for schedules) from 10-6 pm daily through Labor Day.  But […]

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Adieu, Pop-up Pool?

Every summer you stroll the Promenade, gaze down at the Pop-Up Pool, and think, “I gotta get down there someday.” And then somehow you don’t, and then summer’s over, and you think, “I’ll get there next summer.” If you try that in 2016, you’re going to be out of luck, because the Pop-Up Pool’s days […]

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4th of July Photos: Celebrations in Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Despite the heat and humidity, many people were out enjoying the holiday. The Picnic Peninsula, near the landward side of Pier 5, was crowded. Every grill was in use. There were plenty of customers lined up for ice cream at the Ample Hills Creamery concession, Pier 5. The Hudson River sloop Clearwater was docked at […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s more free Shakespeare on the pier this weekend, as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents Random Access Theater’s production of the comedy Much Ado About Nothing at the Granite Prospect, Pier 1, starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Set in colonial Macau, this production explores Much Ado’s wickedly enjoyable themes of love, intrigue, […]

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Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

These photos were taken during several walks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 14 to 16. Hydrangeas were in bloom on Remsen Street just east of Hicks. Basic work appears complete on the first of the sound attenuating berms meant to shield Brooklyn Bridge Park from the noise of the BQE. A view from the […]

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Park Pool and Beach Popular

At 12:19 this afternoon (Sunday, August 5) the pop-up pool and adjacent artificial beach on the uplands of Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park were in lively use, as seen from near the north end of the Promenade. Click on image to enlarge.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

The weekend forecast is for temperatures reaching the high eighties and a strong possibility of thunderstorms. Perhaps not a bad time to take in a good movie. Your correspondent and wife had dinner yesterday evening with Our Friend the Movie Critic, who enthusiastically recommends Farewell My Queen, which is playing at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, […]

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Brooklyn Beach Shack Opens Next to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pool

Yesterday was the official opening of the Brooklyn Beach Shack, a concession locted next to the “beach” adjoining the pop-up pool on the Pier 2 uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The shack will serve burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and soft drinks during pool hours. From the time the pool closes at 6:00 p.m. until […]

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