(Left:) Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1, which is currently under construction, was scheduled to open at the end of the year, but will now open in mid-January.
Wait till next year.
A large section of Brooklyn Bridge Park - with a playground, beach volleyball courts and a dog run - that was scheduled to open by the end of the year won't be ready until spring, the Daily News has learned.
"That's outrageous," said Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association President Sandy Balboza. "The winters are mild. I would go there with my dog. People are always visiting the waterfront."
Merchants on Atlantic Ave. want Pier 6 opened, because it would attract more shoppers to the area, Balboza said.
Officials from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp., a state agency, said they delayed the opening of Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Ave., because a harsh winter could wreak havoc on the sandy playground and volleyball courts, and few people are expected to use them when the temperature drops.
Plan to open Pier 6 area at Brooklyn Bridge Park put on ice until spring
New York Daily News - November 23, 2009 - By Mike McLaughlin