Brooklyn Bridge Park Visitors Slam Heat and Traffic Peril
Brooklyn Bridge Park opened last month at the foot of Old Fulton St. (Photo: Siegel for NY Daily News)
Dear designers of Brooklyn's new glitzy waterfront park:
We love your park and can't wait for more - but please don't forget that it was made for people, not for winning design awards, according to the New York Daily News.
That's the message that parkgoers gave the officials behind Brooklyn Bridge Park at the foot of Old Fulton St., which opened last month.
"It's beautiful, but it didn't do it for us," said Jennifer Bollard, 37, who traveled from New Jersey to visit the park with her kids, but was disappointed.
"We were gone within 15 minutes," she added. "We heard a lot of hype about this fancy new park, but there was no shade and nothing to do."
Geoffrey Croft from New York City Park Advocates measures the scorching temperatures on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Playground metallic sculptures. (Photo: Noonan for NY Daily News)
Besides problems with the park's $800,000 playground, visitors groused about a lack of basic amenities - such as shade and bathrooms. Others complained about its allegedly dangerous entrance at Furman St.