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Squibb Park Footbridge Repairs Will Cost $700K, Truth To Cost More

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 […]

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St. Ann’s Gets “Conditional” Nod for Tobacco Warehouse

There was no surprise at this afternoon’s meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s board of directors. After a presentation by the Corporation’s president, Regina Myer, that duplicated the one she gave at the community meeting on Monday, and after her briefly summarizing the comments made at that meeting, which she described as being split […]

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Squibb Playground to Brooklyn Bridge Park Footbridge Funded

After yesterday’s Tobacco Warehouse meeting, your correspondent asked BBPC president Regina Myer to confirm what was written in DumboNYC: that the pedestrian bridge to connect the Squibb Playground with Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been funded. She replied that it has. I asked if she knew when construction would begin. She said this […]

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Squibb Playground in Lively Use

Long deserted, Squibb Playground was alive with frolicking kids (from PS 8?) this morning. No skateboard pipe yet.

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Work Begins on Squibb Park

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Parks Department has begun renvoation work on Squibb Park.   As previously reported, plans are to add “skate elements” to the playground.  The report adds that City Council D-33 candidate Doug Biviano’s suggestion to use the area as  a temporary schoolyard for P.S. 8 students is being considered. Brooklyn Eagle: […]

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