Saturday, December 19, 2009

State Parks Turning Over Empire-Fulton Ferry Park To Brooklyn Bridge Development Corp - Lights Coming - Pier 1 Set To Open Next Month

It’s taken so long to get off the ground that weary residents predicted it’d be a cold day in hell before they saw a Brooklyn Bridge Park.

They’ll have to settle for a freezing day in winter.

After more than two decades of planning, the first piece of the massive park planned along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront will finally open next month, officials announced today.

The small piece of what will be an 85-acre recreational and condominium development is located at Pier 1 off Fulton Landing and will feature grassy hills and an esplanade overlooking the East River and harbor.

Meanwhile, Empire-Fulton Ferry Park in DUMBO will be officially absorbed into the long-delayed park project beginning January 1, with the state turning control of the popular green space over to the state-city Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp.

Although Empire-Fulton Ferry will keep its name temporarily, it will undergo major changes next year.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park finally set to open

New York Post - Brooklyn Blog- December 17, 2009 - By Rich Calder

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