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Check out these renderings of the brand-new section of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Jennifer P

2017 has been deemed the year of change, and that's no exception for one of our city’s finest greenspaces—Brooklyn Bridge Park.

In case you haven’t noticed, the Pier 5 uplands (located between Montague and Joralemon Sts) have been under construction for a few months now. If you’re itching to see what the outcome will be, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation recently released new renderings picturing the 4.5-acre parkland.

According to Curbed NY, the renderings show new features such as a sound-dampening berm, a playground, soccer fields, a “picnic peninsula,” more waterfront seating, a boathouse for the park’s community programs and—good news—more restrooms!

Even better news: The uplands should be open in time for summer. 

Photograph: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

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