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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Turning Dreams Into Reality In Brooklyn

Friday, April 2, 2010

On March 22, the first piece of one of the most exciting park projects in decades opened to the public. It is the Pier I section of Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will be part of Brooklyn’s new front yard on the waterfront, and a delicious sample of great things to come. Thanks to the hard work of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition (now the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy), local civic leaders, our City and State elected and appointed officials, the guidance of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation, the patience and faith of Brooklynites and other citizens near and far, and the visionary design of Michael van Valkenburgh Associates, New Yorkers who want to experience an innovative 21st-century landscaped park are already flocking to Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge Park promises to be the most significant new park in the borough since Prospect Park was built in the mid- 19th century. This historic occasion was marked by Nicolai Ouroussoff, architectural critic of the New York Times, in his review in the Arts section on Friday, April 1. Please enjoy reading his piece which heralds Brooklyn Bridge Park as “one of the most positive statements about our culture we've seen in years.”

New York Times: The Greening of the Waterfront

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The Main Street section of the park (under the Manhattan bridge) is temporarily closed. The area includes the Sandy Beach, Bouldering Wall, and the dog run. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park's website.

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