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Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Park Progress: Pier 5 and Squibb Park Bridge

November 20, 2012

Sunshades are being put up on the perimiter of Pier 5, seen here from the Promenade. Note also the blue parasols over the tables on the “Picnic Peninsula,” which is on the landward side of the pier. (Click on photo to enlarge; more photos and text after the jump.)

A closer view of Pier 5; note that benches are being installed facing the water.

A view from the Fruit Street Sitting Area of the site of the pedestrian bridge that will connect Squibb Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park below. Note the sections of the bridge lying on supports on the far side of Furman Street, and the path that now loops under the bridge.

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First Hints of Fall Foliage on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

October 7, 2012

This afternoon your correspondent took a walk down to Pier 1, Brooklyn Heights Park, and was greeted by some scenes of early fall. Sumac leaves were turning red and yellow (photo). More photos and text after the jump.

This scene is looking north from near the park entrance at the foot of Doughty Street, toward the Manhattan Bridge (we’re looking under the Brooklyn Bridge).

The day closed with another gorgeous Brooklyn Heights sunset, seen from the Promenade.

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Brooklyn Heights, Events, Sports

Want Olympic Squash? Join Flash Mob on Promenade Monday

September 30, 2012

Brooklyn Heights is a hotbed of squash–not the kind you eat, but the kind you play. As this Eagle article notes, the Heights Casino “might well be called the squash center of the universe.” Despite the sport’s international popularity, it is as yet not recognized for the Olympics. To boost its chances of being added to the 2020 Games, a “flash mob” will assemble on the Promenade at the Montague Street entrance Monday at 5:30 p.m. More details after the jump.

This week 17 of the top 20 professional women’s squash players in the world are in Brooklyn Heights for a major tournament on their tour calendar. They hail from 14 countries and have traveled from as far away as Malaysia and Australia. In addition to their amazing on court performances they have organized an event on the Promenade in support of the sport’s bid to join the Olympics in 2012. Please come out and join them by showing off Brooklyn’s hospitality and global spirit. They will be hosting similar events in iconic locations across the globe.

As the official “Back the Bid” colors are red and white, participants are asked to please wear red or white shirts.

Image: Heartless Doll.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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USAF Thunderbirds Flyover This Afternoon

August 18, 2012

This in from Notify NYC:

Notification issued 8/18/12 at 12:05 PM. In conjunction with Air Force Week, the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Team, the “Thunderbirds,” will perform a coordinated formation flyover pass in their F-16D “Falcon” aircraft over Yankee Stadium, down the Hudson River and towards the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, today at approximately 4:05 p.m.

We’re hoping they’ll do a few loop-the-loops and other aerial maneuvers over the Statue of Liberty before heading off. They should be easily visible from the Promenade.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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More Morning, and Some Evening, Walk Pix

August 12, 2012

Your correspondent had just walked out the door Saturday morning when he spotted these late summer blossoms in the garden outside his building (corner of Montague and Pierrepont Place). More photos and text after the jump.

Wasp gathering nectar, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Double-crested cormorant drying its wings on a piling, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Hot pink blossoms, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Spartina grass, salt marsh, south edge of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Tour boat Half Moon passing close to Pier 1 esplanade; Brooklyn Bridge in background.

Large flower beside pond, northeast corner of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

South Street Seaport Museum’s schooner Pioneer, seen from Brooklyn Heights Promenade; Governors Island in background.

Friday evening: lower Manhattan seen from Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Sunset reflected from windows of One Liberty Plaza.

Sunset reflected from Empire State Building, seen through Brooklyn Bridge from Pier 1 esplanade, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Park Pool and Beach Popular

August 6, 2012

At 12:19 this afternoon (Sunday, August 5) the pop-up pool and adjacent artificial beach on the uplands of Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park were in lively use, as seen from near the north end of the Promenade. Click on image to enlarge.

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Brooklyn Heights Promenade Saturday Sunset Serenade

June 24, 2012

As the sun set westward, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade boasted a full house of spectators, taking in the beauty of a perfect summer day. More below the jump. (Photos: Chuck Taylor)

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Karl Watches Shuttle Enterprise From The Promenade, Then Goes (Where Else?) To The Park

June 7, 2012

Mr. J., with cam on the Promenade, catches the Enterprise riding a barge on its trip into the Hudson and to its new permanent home at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum on Manhattan’s West Side. Heading up the Promenade, he takes a gander at the new swimming pool under construction near Pier 2. Knowing Karl’s love of Brooklyn Bridge Park, we’re not surprised that he then went down to Pier 1 for a break at the Wine Bar. See video after the jump.

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Events, Food

Promenade Gardeners’ Bake Sale Saturday

June 7, 2012

It’s getting to be a Brooklyn Heights tradition, undoubtedly because our Promenade Gardeners are such good bakers. They’ll be having another of their bake sales on the Promenade near the Montague Street entrance this Saturday, June 9, from 9:30 a.m. “until the last crumb is sold.” All proceeds go to buying seeds and other supplies needed to keep the gardens blooming.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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