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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Sunset Ohana” is Thursday Evening, June 6

May 17, 2013

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is having “Sunset Ohana,” its 14th annual (which seems to go back to when the Park was still a gleam in some local citizens’ eyes) sunset party at Pier 1 on Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This year the theme is Hawaiian.

Our little slice of Hawaii on the Brooklyn waterfront will include authentic Hawaiian steel guitars and classic surf music, tasty island treats, luau lawn games, a tropical specialty cocktail, hula sessions, and much more. Be sure to wear your most colorful shirt!

Among the “tasty island treats” will be “spam sliders with green papaya slaw.” Can’t wait! (I’m not kidding.)

More info here and buy tix here. Come and get lei’d!

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Has Second Annual Bluebell Photo Contest

May 9, 2013

The Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica), of which there are many on Piers 1 and 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, are beginning to bloom (see maps for locations here). So, just like last year, BBP is having a contest for the best bluebell photos. Contest details are here.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Dance Parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park Start Thursday With New Orleans Funk

May 7, 2013

BRIC Arts Media and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy are co-sponsoring a series of three Celebrate Brooklyn! dance parties on Pier 1 the next three Thursday evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m. This Thursday, May 9, the featured act is New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation (photo). The NYC Freedom’s DJs will warm things up. Next Thursday, May 16, is an Afro-Cuban dance party with Pedrito Martinez and DJ Nickodemus. The final party, on May 23, is an Old School & Hip-Hop extravaganza with Zapp Band and D-Nice. More details here.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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A Post-Sandy Stroll Around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

November 4, 2012

This morning I resumed my routine of taking a brisk walk along the Promenade, down Squibb Hill, around Pier 1, and back. I was anxious to see how this part of Brooklyn Bridge Park had weathered the hurricane. On the way in, I passed this blaze of fall foliage (click on image to enlarge). More photos and text after the jump.

Looking north along the riverside esplanade toward the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

A single, battered Rosa rugosa clings to its bush, surrounded by rose hips.

Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street shows its Bernini drapery in the morning sunlight. A Machine, part of Oscar Tuazon’s “People” series of sculptures, is in the foreground.

The Brooklyn Bridge, seen through the trees.

Looking south along the Esplanade; the skeleton of the shed on Pier 2 is in the background.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Dogs on a Bench, a Bird in Hand

October 10, 2012

Four four legged friends enjoy the sunshine and each others’ company on a bench in front of the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. On the right is Wellington, named best tail wagger at this year’s Brooklyn Heights Association Dog Show. Next to him, in pink harness, is neighbor and occasional walking companion Sadie. We don’t know the names of the two at the left, who seem to be becoming very good friends. Perhaps someone can help. (Click on image to enlarge.) Another photo after the jump.

Tweety the pigeon, found as a baby in a trash can, rests contented in the hands of rescuer Helen after receiving her blessing at Grace Church on Sunday evening.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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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.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Vote for Final Movie in This Year’s “Movies With a View”

August 26, 2012

You can vote for the final movie in the Syfy Movies With a View series at Brooklyn Bridge Park, to be shown this Thursday, August 30, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Harbor View Lawn on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The nominees are: Splendor in the Grass (seems appropriate for the venue); Across the Universe (Ah! The view!); Sunset Boulevard (you can watch the sun set as DJ Geko Jones of Que Bajo does the pre-movie sounds); and Clueless (the default choice?). You may cast your ballot here; please be prompt, as the polls close soon.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Some Scenes From a Pier One Walk

August 4, 2012

On Friday morning I took a quick turn around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, before heading to work. As I was lining up a shot of Mark di Suvero’s Yoga, a small branch with some dry leaves fell in front of me. I didn’t notice it until I downloaded the photo; it’s at the right side of the picture (click on it to enlarge). More photos and text after the jump.
Rounding a corner of a path, I startled some sparrows. They flew up, then alighted on a fence.
These are rose hips from Rosa rugosa, near the Granite Prospect, where Patti Smith will read and sign books this Monday evening, August 6, at 7:00.
Sailing up the East River, a sloop approaches the Manhattan Bridge.
Worker on a cable of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Flowers by the pond near the pier’s northeast corner.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Police Cart Burns Near Pier 1

July 14, 2012

Karl and his cam were on hand around noon today when a small NYPD vehicle caught fire on the path next to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, producing an impressive plume of smoke. He was able to get some good video until one of the gens d’armes (Hey! It’s Bastille Day) objected (update: to use a favorite Finkism, objected err somethin’). Video after the jump.

NYPD shoos Karl away from harm.

Publisher’s note: We would like to thank the NYPD officer who asked Karl to stop video taping the fire.  While commenters here seem to think the officer was attempting to stomp out coverage of a local news event,  we can only assume that the officer was only very concerned about Mr. J’s safety and we thank him.  Seriously folks, Karl wasn’t dancing or anything like that.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Raccoon Captured

July 12, 2012

Our friends at Gothamist got some scary looking photos taken last night by Bobby Finger of a ragged looking one-eyed raccoon seen climbing a chain link fence next to a walkway adjoining Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The critter in the photo above is another, much healthier looking Brooklyn raccoon, caught on pixels by our friend Flatbush Gardener. You may recall our publisher Homer Fink’s encounter with a raccoon two and a half years ago, right on Willow Street!

The raccoon wasn’t the first instance of mammalian wildlife (apart from the unfortunately ubiquitous Rattus norvegicus or the familiar grey squirrel) to be spotted in the Park. Our man Karl found a muskrat living in a pond next to Pier 1 in August, 2010, and named him (or her) “Dodger.” Dodger hasn’t been seen since.

Gothamist updated their post to report that Park officials confirmed that the raccoon has been captured.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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