Friday, June 29, 2012

Did You Miss the Fieldhouse Forum? Another One Coming to Vinegar Hill on July 11

Site of future Fieldhouse on Furman Street  Photo: BBPC
NYC Fieldhouse, the group offering to underwrite a $40 million recreational and cycling facility (Velodrome) in Brooklyn Bridge Park near Pier 5, will be holding a fourth community forum to discuss the project.

This latest forum will take place on Wednesday, July 11 in the cafeteria at P.S. 307, located at 209 York Street in Vinegar Hill / DUMBO, from 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Fieldhouse staff, along with the facility’s architect and representatives of Brooklyn Bridge Park, will be on hand to discuss the project and listen to the community’s comments on programming and overall design.

The proposed facility will be located on Furman Street at a site now occupied by an old one-story warehouse building used by the park for storage and construction (shown above)

The Fieldhouse is envisioned to include a 200-meter inclined track for cycling and a 22,000 sq. ft. infield for high school, collegiate or professional sporting events (basketball, tennis, track, etc.). It also includes amenities such as a public boathouse, public restrooms, and maintenance and operations space for BBPC.

To date, Fieldhouse staff have conducted three forums – one at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, the second at South Brooklyn Community High School in Red Hook, and the third at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.

While no RSVP is required, for planning purposes, members of the community are requested to email

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