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Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of Brooklyn’s newest parks and currently undergoing progressive construction. The first section of Brooklyn Bridge Park i.e. Pier 1 opened to the public in March 2010 and Pier 6 in June 2010. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is so named after the Brooklyn Bridge that passes over the park. The park is located along the East River and after construction will occupy 85 acres (35 hectares) of the waterfront, serving residents in the Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO neighborhoods.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

View of Brooklyn Bridge Park from Brooklyn Bridge by Jim HendersonCompletion of the first phase of the park is expected by 2013. Pier 1 is the largest of the park’s piers occupying 9.5 acres (3.8 hectares) on a transformed landfill along the waterfront. Pier 1 features two lawns, tree-lined walkways, children’s playground, and a salt marsh at the pier’s southern edge. Pier 6 is a smaller section of the park occupying just 1.6 acres (0.6 hectares). This pier features a larger children’s playground and a dock for ferry services to Governors Island and the New York Harbor area.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park by Julienne Schaer

Another area of Brooklyn Bridge Park is the Fulton Ferry Landing (Pier) at the foot of the historic Old Fulton Street. The Fulton Ferry Landing offers one of the best views of Lower Manhattan across the East River. The New York Water Taxi operates shuttle ferry services from the Fulton Ferry Landing to several piers in Manhattan and Brooklyn. At the foot of Old Fulton Street is the famous Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory offering some of the finest ice creams in New York City.

Location: Nearby High Street, Clark Street, and York Street (Subway) Stations near Pier 1

Website: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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