The blog reported on the demolition of the original Squibb Bridge last October. To the surprise of many, the bridge has been rebuilt and reopened today in what seems record time, and during a pandemic no less. If you’re in the mood for controversy over the reopening, head over to the Gothamist. If you’d rather […]
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According to Caroline Spivack in Curbed the pedestrian bridge linking Squibb Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park (and presumably Squibb Park itself, which provides access and egress) will re-open this coming Monday, May 4. Early this month your correspondent noted that the bridge’s restoration appeared to be nearly complete, but speculated that the suspension of non-essential construction would freeze further […]
What would we do without Mary Frost and her superb local reporting? In this post, we link to her report in the Brooklyn Eagle that Squibb Bridge has gone the way of the Tappan Zee. Demolished. After years of gestation and labor that cost $5 million, Squibb Bridge was born on March 21, 2013 to the delight […]
One need only look the towers rising all around us to know that the little guy doesn’t often survive a battle with Big Real Estate…but at 89 Hicks Street, that’s what happened. Crain’s reports that after a class-action lawuit by five tenants, Kushner Cos. re-paid $100,000 that it had overcharged them in “skirting” rent regulation laws. […]
The saga might continue, but the bridge as a path to Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t…not for the foreseeable future. As reported in Brooklyn Paper, the minor problem that led to the bridge being closed in July is, in fact, “a far bigger structural flaw.” This comes, of course, after $3 million in repairs after the bridge was […]
The ever-on-top-of-it reporters at Brooklyn Paper have more info on the good news/bad news about the permanent pool coming to the neighborhood. The good news is that the pool is expected to be completed in about two years. The bad news is that its construction may well wreak havoc on park access. When I first posted […]
BBP News: At One End, Squibb Bridge to Re-Open This Wednesday / On the Other, Judge Tells BHA and BBP to Work It Out
Love it or hate it, after three years of shut-down and unanswered questions, Squibb Bridge will be back in bouncy action this Wednesday, albeit with a lot less bounce. According to today’s New York Times report: What was billed as a temporary closing dragged on for months, then years, as a successful fix eluded the bridge’s […]
We still don’t know exactly what’s wrong with Squibb Park Bridge, the fancy, new, bouncy pedestrian footbridge that’s been closed for the past seven months pending a $700,000 repair job, but we do know this much: the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP) is working on it. Earlier this afternoon (03/18), your eyes-on-the-ground observed two workers in bright vests conducting what […]
Whatever structural engineering issues are keeping the fancy $5 million Squibb Park Bridge (aka “Bouncy Bridge”) closed until spring must be pretty serious: repairing the distinctively bouncy pedestrian footbridge that failed after only a year will cost about $700,000, and it’s unclear when if ever the public will find out what exactly went wrong. That’s the […]
The Brooklyn Eagle took time to survey folks – tourists and Brooklynites – on their thoughts about the Squibb Bridge aka ‘Bouncy Bridge’ (and we thought preschooler Fink was the only who called it that, silly Homer!).
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