New York attractions: New places to go in NYC in 2012
Find out what’s happening with New York attractions that are debuting this fall, including the Slipper Room and the Public Theater.
Tue Oct 16 2012
Photograph: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
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Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 and the Squibb Park Bridge
What it is: Pier 5 is the sixth part of Brooklyn Bridge Park to open since 2010, and it’s the first area that was designed specifically for “active recreation”—i.e., sporting events and leagues. Meanwhile, the Squibb Park Bridge will link the space to nearby Brooklyn Heights.
Why you should care: Slowly but surely, the elements of this waterfront spot are coming together. When the newest section opens in November, it will add five acres to the expansive green space, including a 500-foot-long pier with picnic tables and grills, a surrounding esplanade and several playing fields. We’re also excited for the Squibb Park Bridge, a pedestrian walkway that will hover over Furman Street. It connects tiny Squibb Park (located on Middagh Street) to Pier 1, providing a direct path from Brooklyn Heights (and easier access to subways). Pier 5: Enter at Joralemon St at Furman St • Squibb Park Bridge: Enter at Squibb Park, Middagh St at Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Heights • brooklynbridgepark.org. Opens November.—Amy Plitt