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Karl on Squibb Park Bridge Progress

Mr. J. is a fan of all things Brooklyn Bridge Park. In the video (see after the jump) he’s given us some glimpses of progress in construction of the pedestrian bridge that will connect Squibb Park, just below Columbia Heights near the path that leads from Middagh Street, with Brooklyn Bridge Park. The poured concrete […]

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Let’s Make It Happen: Rename Squibb Park to Adam Yauch Park

READ IMPORTANT UPDATE HERE. Commenter “She’s Crafty” suggested in a comment on BHB that Squibb Park be renamed Adam Yauch Park to honor the Brooklyn Heights native and Beastie Boy MC who died earlier this month at the age of 47. We couldn’t agree more. We hope you do too. A Facebook page has been […]

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Work Begins on Squibb Pedestrian Bridge to Park

As seen on my morning walk today, work has begun on the pedestrian bridge that will provide access from Squibb Park, off Columbia Heights near the foot of the path that leads to Middagh Street, across Furman Street and down to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier One. As the photo shows, an opening has been made […]

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Park Footbridge Will Cost $4.9 Million

Designer Ted Zoli’s wooden bridge connecting Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park will cost $4.9 million to construct: Brooklyn Paper: The new plans come after a bumpy battle for funding. In 2009, Mayor Bloomberg trimmed $8 million from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s construction budget, killing the footbridge. But the following year, the City Council and Borough President […]

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Spring at Last?

Sarah Maslin Nir, in today’s New York Times Metropolitan Section: ACCORDING to the calendar, it’s been spring for the past five weeks. But you could have fooled me. And me, for that matter. We’ve had a couple of teases, like Wednesday, which started cloudy and chilly, but by early afternoon it was sunny and the […]

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Squibb Park and Bridge Plan Announced

Our pals at Brownstoner checked out the huge packet of info sent out last night by CB2 and report back on the reno of Squibb Park and the planned bridge connecting it to Brooklyn Bridge Park: Brownstoner: At last month’s Community Board 2 Parks and Recreation Committee meeting, Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. head Regina Myer […]

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Park progress: Special Edition – An Inside Look!

Yesterday evening, your correspondent joined a group of thirty or so people, including BHB contributor Matthew Parker and Brooklyn Heights Association Board of Governors member Martin Schneider, for a tour of the northern portion (Piers 1 and 2) of the construction site for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation President Regina Myer (photo […]

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Squibb Skate Park?

NYC Parks Commish Adrian Benepe says that the shuttered Squibb Park might make a great skateboard park for tweens:

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