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Brooklyn Bridge Park Prez, Regina Myer Tapped as Head of Brooklyn Bridge Partnership

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports via re-printed press release Regina Meyer, current President of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been named the new President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Meyer will take the helm in November. She replaces Tucker Reed who stepped down from DPP in August after an almost five year run. “This was an […]

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Times: Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Will Be Fixed

The “bouncy” pedestrian bridge connecting Squibb Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park, closed for the past two years because it bounced and swayed too much, “should reopen next spring” according to “[p]ark officials” quoted in this New York Times story. According to Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Regina Myer the bridge will be less bouncy–an engineer […]

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Park Board OKs Pier Six Towers; Litigation Looms

The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s Board of Directors voted 12-4 to proceed with the construction of two residential towers on the landward side of Pier six, near the park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance. The dissenting votes were by City Council Member Steve Levin; Zeeshan Ott, representing State Senator Daniel Squadron; Michael Stinson, […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This week’s Wednesday Night Tour has been moved to Thursday evening, October 15. The topic is “Bringing the Park to Life”, and it will be conducted by Regina Myer, President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, who will tell “the story of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s creation and innovative approach to revitalizing urban spaces” while showing […]

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Benepe: Brooklyn Bridge Park “broke a promise”

Adrian Benepe, the former head of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, weighed in on the Pier House situation following the court decision earlier this week that ruled in favor of the hotel/condo development in Brooklyn Bridge Park. “A commitment was made; there is no question about it,” Benepe told Crain’s New York Business. “And I’m […]

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August 31 Deadline for Comments on Pier 6 Towers

The Empire State Development Corporation is considering modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan concerning the two high rise residential structures proposed to be built at the park entrance near the foot of Pier 6 and near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. The modifications would, among other things, slightly reduce the height of the […]

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Electeds Seek Answers On Squibb Bridge, Now Closed One Year

As of August 9th, the Squibb Park Bridge, a.k.a “the Bouncy Bridge” has been closed for one year.  What was billed by Brooklyn Bridge Park as a “unique and vital access point to the park” connecting Brooklyn Heights to Pier 1 has been, as reported by the New York Times in July, closed longer than […]

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Questions Persist and Tempers Flare at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 Hearing

Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC), a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) held a hearing at St. Francis College this past Thursday to receive public comments regarding the proposed revisions to the General Park Plan (GPP) and the two intended residential towers at Pier 6.  The hearing was a requirement of the […]

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City Comptroller Asks Brooklyn Bridge Park For More Financial Transparency

City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo) has written a letter, dated May 1, 2015, to Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer. His letter begins: I write today to urge the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) to improve the transparency of its financial statements and provide greater detail to the public on past, present, and future budget […]

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Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Should Be Back In Service Late This Spring; Park Will Pursue Cost Reimbusement

According to the Eagle, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation “aims to have the bridge back in operation by late spring.” The bridge, locally known as “the bouncy bridge,” was taken out of service last August after some supports were found to be loose and the portion of the bridge nearest Squibb Park developed a list […]

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