What Brooklyn Really Needs Is a Giant Helium Balloon

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The dream.
The dream. Photo: brooklyntechtriangle.com

Among the practical civic improvements in the $3 billion "Strategic Plan" for the proposed "Tech Triangle" joining Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, and the Navy Yard are parks, bike paths, and public Wi-Fi. Less practical (but more awesome): mini-golf, "the city's first vertical dog run," and this 600-foot-tall helium observation balloon dubbed Brooklyn Rising. Why not?