Friday, December 7, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge Park Closes at 4:30 p.m. Since Sandy, and Residents Pissed

BBP after Sandy. MK Metz
Residents of DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill feel shut out of their park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park has been closing at dusk ever since Superstorm Sandy knocked out the electricity, says the Daily News.

Officials said the shorefront park might not return to its normal 1 a.m. closing time until spring when the lighting system is fixed.

“These people should have been prepared for this natural disaster,” a DUMBO resident told the News.

One person who commented about the article had an idea re the new pedestrian bridge from Squibb Park: "Instead of using that money to build a bridge they should get some portable lights with timers and set around the perimeter of the park. It's ridiculous to have to be expelled from the park so early."

According to BBP, the Main Street playground and Swing Valley at Pier 6 will remain closed until further notice, along with the lawn on the southeast corner of Pier 6 near the Governors Island Ferry dock.

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