Tuesday (the 19th) was a gorgeous day in NYC. The skies were clear, blue and dotted with wispy, fluffy clouds. It was the perfect weather to take the ferry to Governors Island for the opening of The Hills. In a word, they are spectacular offering 360 degree views of New York harbor. The 25 foot […]
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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 […]
For the fourth time this year and fifth in the last 14 months, the New York Times reports on the still-closed path from Columbia Heights down to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The bridge has now been closed for nearly as long as it was open. And it has proved an embarrassment for officials of the park corporation, […]
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 […]
Overcrowding Update: Public Advocate, Letitia James & Class Size Matters Urge DOE to Expand Capital Plan
The City Council of New York released their Report on the Fiscal Year 2015 Executive Budget for the Department of Education and School Construction Authority on June 3rd. Within it, the Five-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal 2015-2019 totaling $12.8 billion dollars, sets aside $4.4 billion for the construction of 38,754 new school seats (aka, “capacity”). […]
The District 13 CEC in conjunction with State Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmember Steve Levin and Assemblyperson Jo Anne Simon will hold a Community Engagement meeting with the New York City Department of Education this Wednesday, May 13th. The gathering is scheduled for 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Library of P.S. 287, 50 Navy […]
Responding to requests by community groups regarding pedestrian concerns at local traffic intersections, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron petitioned the NYC Department of Transportation to install Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) where Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue cross as well as at the intersection of Congress, Bergen, and Court Streets. Following is a press release issued today […]
The Wall Street Journal this morning posted a story about competing financial models for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. WSJ cites the efforts of People for Green Space, a persistent critic of BBPC, who in August released an examination of the park’s financial projections suggesting that high-rise residential towers planned for Pier 6 were not […]
School started last week.
Brooklyn Heights’ local public school is not just wildly popular, with a great administration and engaged students and parents. PS 8 on Hicks Street, which serves Brooklyn Heights and part of DUMBO, is also among the most overcrowded schools in all of New York City: according to the School Construction Authority, in the 2013-14 school year, the school had capacity for 524 students, but was actually attended by 742 students.
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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