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Pier One Pop-Up Park Will Stick Around Through End of Sept.

August 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge Park
[Photo courtesy of nycrouge/GL Flickr Pool]

The Brooklyn Bridge Park “Pop-Up Park” on Pier One, which opened in June when Olafur Eliasson’s waterfalls were turned on, will be open for an extended period:

More than 140,000 have visited Brooklyn’s latest hot spot for its café, picnic tables, benches, sandbox, and magnificent views of New York Harbor and “The New York City Waterfalls.” The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy are pleased to announce the extension of Summer ’08 @ Pier One! Since opening to the public on June 26, more than 140,000 people have visited the temporary park on Pier 1, located in the future Brooklyn Bridge Park. Due to its success, this summer’s interim park, which includes spectacular views of New York Harbor, will remain open to the public through September 28.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation will begin actual park construction of Pier 1 after the closing of the interim “pop-up” park. This new section of Brooklyn Bridge Park will include over 1,200 linear feet of new waterfront promenade along the East River, 6 acres of lawn with spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbor, plus a new children’s playground…The 26,000 square foot site, designed by landscape architect Susannah Drake’s dlandstudio, extends 315 feet out onto the East River and offers picture-perfect views of the Manhattan skyline. Visitors can also observe construction of the larger Brooklyn Bridge Park through a transparent safety fence at the western edge of Pier 1, and renderings and descriptions illustrating the future park’s design which are displayed throughout the site.

So, another month left.

Tags: Brooklyn Bridge Park