Friday, March 19, 2010

Working to Get Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1 Ready for Monday

From a distance they look like little toy trucks zooming over the paths on the six grassy acres of Pier 1 as workers seem to be scurrying to get ready for the official opening on Monday of the first section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The design of Pier 1 includes a 30-foot wide pedestrian and bike path, a waterfront promenade, Bridge View Lawn, Harbor View Lawn and the granite River Steps (pictures on Brownstoner) facing lower Manhattan.

There will eventually be four food concessions on Pier 1, including two mobile food carts, a 130-square foot location inside the Pier 1 gatehouse and a 2,500-square foot elevated outdoor plaza with the option of selling beer and wine. According to Eater, those interested in the concessions include Red Hook's The Good Fork, DUMBO's Rice and Superfine, and at least 30 others (including Danny Meyer).

According to the Brooklyn Eagle, the opening will be preceded by an invitation-only groundbreaking attended by Gov. David Paterson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz and other officials.

On March 10 Mayor Bloomberg said that a proposed not-for-profit organization, known as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Operating Entity (BBPOE), would be responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the park. BBPOE will have a 17-member board.

A Community Advisory Committee will be formed, and also a Subcommittee on Alternatives to Housing to look into possible revenue sources other than the development parcels intended for Pier 6 and John Street.

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