Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newest section opens Saturday (slide show)
Pier 3–4 Upland, the newest addition to the riverside destination, brings six more acres of parkland—and you can check it out this weekend
Thu Nov 14 2013
Photograph courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park
We've had our eye on the new section of Brooklyn Bridge Park known as Pier 3-4 Upland for a while now, and we finally got a first glimpse at the project, which opens Saturday. The latest additions to the beloved green space comprise more than six acres of parkland and provide the final link of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, the 14-mile car-free corridor (including bike lanes and pedestrian paths) that runs from Sunset Park to Greenpoint.
Also new: a spacious granite terrace, large grassy areas and a hill to buffer sound from the BQE, making for what sounds to be a very peaceful way for view-seekers to take in sweeping panoramas of the New York Harbor, Lady Liberty and the skyline.
Celebrate the park's opening this Saturday, November 16 (luckily temps are supposed to rise a bit this weekend). Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and other community members will be on hand to speak about the new waterfront space, the 25-member Hungry March Band is slated to perform, and staff will lead tours. Festivities run from 10am through 1pm.
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