Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting even more renovations (slide show)
A bouldering wall, pedestrian bridges and lots more are coming to the popular waterfront hangout in the fall
Fri Jan 3 2014
Park entrance at John Street
After a busy year in which Brooklyn Bridge Park opened its Squibb Park Bridge, Pier 3–4 Upland and lots more, now more new construction is slated for the waterside destination. The Main Street entrance around Plymouth and Washington Streets is getting a better dog run, a larger grassy area and—for those looking for a free rope-free climb at the base of the Manhattan Bridge—a 10-to-12-foot-tall bouldering wall. What's more, the Plymouth Street building—an erstwhile New York City DEP building—will be converted to a glass-lined structure housing bathrooms, a community meeting area, an environmental education center and operations space.
Further east, near John and Jay Streets, planners are adding a 13,000-square-foot lawn, three new pedestrian entrances, tree-lined paths and "pedestrian bridges over a tidal salt marsh," according to the park's website.
Last but not least, Pier 6 is expanding, with 3.4 additional acres of green space and an extension to its promenade. Construction will begin in mid-January and is expected to be completed by fall 2014. And don't forget—a roller-skating rink at Pier 2 is also in the works for sometime this year!
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