More to love at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Big prize for Brooklyn Bridge Park
Kid-pleasing designs like this at Pier 6 helped Michael Van Valkenburgh win a big prize for his work on the park portion of the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development.
Photo by Julie Rosenberg

This weekend, Brooklyn Bridge Park will be filled with cheese, frankfurters, sand — and eager park-goers galore.

Park officials announced that a concessions building and three sand volleyball courts would finally open at Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue on Saturday, bringing more bustle to the unfinished 85-acre waterfront park along the East River.

Park Slope’s joint Bark will sell its organic hot dogs; the Milk Truck will churn out the grilled cheese and milkshakes that fans have come to love at the Brooklyn Flea; Uncle Louie G will sell Italian ices; and Blue Marble will scoop out its all-natural ice cream.

In June, Bark will expand its operation to the pier’s outdoor roof deck on weekends, serving craft beer and wine through Labor Day — and fulfilling a decades-old vision of park planners: a drink on the waterfront.

A Brooklyn Bridge Park spokeswoman said on Tuesday that in addition to the new grub, the pier’s lush green walkways would ready on Saturday. The southernmost section of the proposed 1.3-mile-long park from DUMBO to Atlantic Avenue already features a mega-playground, dog run and pedestrian promenade, which opened last summer.

This is what it will eventually look like, too.
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Atlantic Avenue at Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights). For info, visit www.brooklynbridgeparknyc.org.

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