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December, 2008

The (not-so-big) dig

Bridge ‘Park’: The promise of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development along the DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights waterfront may be a symbol of a glorious future for the borough — but it has also revealed a scintillating symbol of Brooklyn’s glorious past. Comment

Work on Bridge ‘Park’ to start today (no, really)

Bridge ‘Park’: The construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park is supposed to begin today. Comments (1)

‘Park’ building seeks market, restaurant

Bridge ‘Park’: Developers started a new effort this week to attract retail tenants at the massive condo building at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (1)

November, 2008

More delays at Bridge ‘park’

Bridge ‘Park’: The builders of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development are already two months behind on a new construction schedule that is only three months old! Comments (2)

A hill too far

Bridge ‘Park’: State environmental officials — who have already rejected a key design element in the Brooklyn Bridge Park development — are now taking an extra long look at another key feature, embolding foes of the project. Comments (1)

Shuttle to ‘nowhere’?

Bridge ‘Park’: Add another perk to the list of sweeteners that the developers of the struggling One Brooklyn Bridge Park condo have doled out: now, residents in the tough-to-reach building have a free shuttle to Borough Hall. Comment

Cooling off!

Bridge ‘Park’: A luxury building that is the cornerstone of the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development is showing signs that the tanking economy is hurting the local real-estate market. Comment

October, 2008

Triple threat

Bridge ‘Park’: State transportation officials say they will overrule their engineers so that repairs to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway will not affect Brooklyn Bridge Park. Residents are skeptical. Comment

‘Triple’ headache: The Explainer

The Explainer: What is the “triple cantilever”? Comments (1)

Bring the noize! Big rap party on Heights pier

Bridge ‘Park’: Pier 3 along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront will play host to a massive block party on Saturday night — but residents in the quiet hilltop community nearby are already complaining about the noise. Comment

Wave goodbye to ‘park’ walkways

Bridge ‘Park’: A key — and much-hyped — design element of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park development that would have created Boardwalk-like promenades over the East River has been quietly abandoned by state officials who deemed it harmful to aquatic life. Comments (5)

‘Pop’ over

Bridge ‘Park’: As it turns out, the success of the temporary “pop-up park” at Pier 1 came down to a clear trifecta: Brooklynites and tourists really wanted to spend the evenings enjoying sunsets on the water, reposing on park benches, and drinking a cold beer. Comments (4)

September, 2008

Jane tries another go-round with carousel

Bridge ‘Park’: Jane Walentas — wife of DUMBO megadeveloper David Walentas — is ramping up an effort to get her pet project, a 1920s-era carousel, included in the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park development site. Comments (1)

August, 2008

Con-don’t!

Bridge ‘Park’: There must be no housing inside Brooklyn Bridge Park — and the entirety of the 85-acre open space and condo development should be protected by being formally zoned as parkland, a coalition of community leaders said on Tuesday. Comments (4)

Suckers!

Bridge ‘Park’: The builders of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development shelled out more than $800,000 to tear down a building to make room for a grand public plaza — even though the city was fully intent on seizing the cleared land and delaying the park segment at least five years. Comment

Squadron: No housing in ‘Park’

Bridge ‘Park’: There must be no housing inside Brooklyn Bridge Park — and the entirety of the 85-acre open space and condo development must be protected by being formally zoned as parkland, a state Senate candidate said on Tuesday. Comments (6)

The ‘Park’ will never be built

Editorial: Our editorial board is outraged over more incompetence — and yet another delay — at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (3)

The ‘park’ stops here

Bridge ‘Park’: The highly touted first phase of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park — a grand, Euro-style piazza and skating rink under the Brooklyn Bridge that was supposed to open next fall — will be delayed at least five years. Comments (3)

Been there, delayed that

Editorial: Our editorial board is outraged over more incompetence — and yet another delay — at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (3)

July, 2008

Bridge ‘Park’ can find no ‘Purchase’

Bridge ‘Park’: Demolition teams have made short work of the iconic Purchase Building beneath the Brooklyn Bridge to clear space for a piazza that will be part of the controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park project. Comment

Koval calling! Defends private Bridge ‘Park’ fireworks event for vets

Bridge ‘Park’: The executive director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy defended the closure the temporary park on Pier 1 for a private fireworks-watching event on July 4. Comment

Part of ‘Park’ will open next year; But other parts are postponed

Bridge ‘Park’: Decades of planning will culminate in a small, but usable, Brooklyn Bridge Park by the end of 2009, state planners promised this month — but the same officials admitted that they don’t know when, or if, key parts of the 85-acre open space and condo development will be completed because of a lack of public funding. Comments (2)

June, 2008

Want to build Brooklyn Bridge Park? Scale it back!

Letters: The mailbag is filled with letters about Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bob Dylan’s upcoming concert, horse injuries in Prospect Park and Wal-Mart coming to New York. Comments (2)

April, 2008

Troubled bridges over ‘park’ water

Bridge ‘Park’: One of the main design elements of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park is in jeopardy because it could harm underwater life. Comments (3)

June, 2008

Temp space for ‘Waterfall’ view

Bridge ‘Park’: The Floating Pool in the Brooklyn Bridge Park site was cool for swimmers last summer — but this year, the park will make a big splash with art lovers. Comments (1)

May, 2008

All drawn out

Bridge ‘Park’: Our artist’s weekly take on the issues of the day. Comments (1)

January, 2008

‘Park’ construction to begin with a teardown

Bridge ‘Park’: After more than two decades of planning and numerous delays, construction on the Brooklyn Bridge Park is slated to begin this month. Comment

March, 2008

Study: Buses will get people to ‘Park’

Bridge ‘Park’: Bus them and they will come. Transportation experts went back to the future to find ways to get more people to the remote Brooklyn Bridge Park — the 85-acre open space, commercial and condo development planned for the DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights waterfront — and what they came up with is straight out of early 20th-century urban planning. Comments (1)

January, 2008

Supermarket could come to ‘park’

Bridge ‘Park’: Suddenly, there’s going to be a supermarket in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (7)

March, 2008

Deconstruction: Pier clearing begins for ‘Park’

Bridge ‘Park’: Demolition began — for real, this time — at the proposed “Brooklyn Bridge Park” last week, even as opponents went to court to battle the housing and open space development. Comments (2)

State begins demolition at Brooklyn Bridge ‘Park’ — then tells the press after the fact.

Bridge ‘Park’: Demolition of Brooklyn Bridge ‘Park’ begins. Comments (3)

June, 2008

State: Tranny flick too racy for park lineup

Bridge ‘Park’: The transsexual punk rocker of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” was too racy for state officials, but the ax-wielding psychopath of “The Shining” was just fine for this year’s movie lineup in Empire–Fulton Ferry State Park. Comments (3)

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