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Brooklyn Bridge Park

  1. urban planning
    When Will de Blasio See the Light on Parks?The mayor is ignoring one of the most cost-effective ways of easing New Yorkers’ lives, irrespective of income.
  2. name game
    Park Group Won’t Make Brooklyn Meadow a Photographer’s MemorialConservancy cancels naming contest after Chris Hondros becomes the frontrunner.
  3. things that are expensive
    Velodrome Priced Out of Brooklyn Bridge ParkEven rich philanthropists can’t quite afford the neighborhood.
  4. neighborhood news
    Nanny State Removes Playground Skin ScaldersCreativity and innovation are stifled yet again.
  5. terror domes
    Hot Steel Playground Domes Get Even More TreacherousNow children are burning themselves AND falling.
  6. neighborhood news
    Brooklyn Parents Whine About Scalding-Hot Steel PlaygroundNew York just can’t please anyone with its playgrounds these days.
  7. Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets ‘Grand Staircase’ Amphitheater StepsAnd they’re pre-graffitied, so take that, punks.
  8. neighborhood watch
    Brooklyn Bridge Park Construction Finally Starts TodayShort-term benefits might include a Greenmarket and an ice-skating rink.
  9. neighborhood watch
    Brooklyn Bridge Park May Be Bad for the FishesBrooklyn Heights: In addition to being way over budget, long-planned Brooklyn Bridge Park may damage marine life with its expected rowing and kayaking facilities, says state enviro-honchos. [Brownstoner] Chelsea: Work has been stopped on “car-chitect” (he-he) Annabelle Selldorf’s much-hyped condo tower that allows folks to take their car right up to their own sky-high garages. “The pillars forming the exterior walls are misaligned,” says a city buildings-department flack. “This could be characterized as a structural deficiency.” Gee, you really think so? [Curbed] Coney Island: In the era of whole hoods going bank branch and condo, don’t you just want to smack someone for grumping that the historic Child’s Restaurant building will become a roller rink this summer? Come on, Grumpums, that’s cool! [NYDN]
  10. vu.
    Celebrities Hot for One Brooklyn Bridge ParkWhat is it with One Brooklyn Bridge Park? A tipster says three celebrities are checking out the luxe 449-unit condo project, whose former incarnation was headquarters for the decidedly un-luxe Watchtower, a magazine published by the Jehovah’s Witness. Model Bridget Hall was recently spotted at the building, presumably for a tour, as has another catwalker, now turned reality-TV-and-talk-show host Tyra Banks. Hilary Swank is said to be interested in the property, too, and is apparently expected for a look-see soon. According to the Brooklyn Eagle, the building’s transformation has piqued such interest that its waiting list of potential buyers was 3000 strong earlier this year. Real-estate doyenne Elizabeth Stribling bought two units there, and now her posh brokerage firm, Stribling & Associates, helps market the project. —S. Jhoanna Robledo