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Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 Getting Fast-Tracked

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Following yesterday's news that construction is underway at Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park (the section of the park that anchors the Brooklyn Bridge end) a community board meeting last night brought news that Pier 6—located at the opposite end of the park, adjacent to the the One Brooklyn Bridge Park development (above)—is also on track for preliminary completion this year. Woo-hoo!

Brooklyn Heights Blog fills in the details on the Pier 6 timeline:

Currently, workers are laying pipes for utilities and stormwater retention in the lot, which is at the western end of Atlantic Avenue. Crews will soon start structural work on the 35-foot pedestrian path that will lead from the park’s entrance at Atlantic Avenue to an elevated platform halfway down the pier that overlooks the harbor. The timeline is:

· In the spring, construction begins on three sand volleyball courts, 1.6-acre playground and expansive swing set, and the 1,000-square-foot concession stand
By summer, “the park will start to look like a park,” said project manager Jennifer Klein. The dog run will take shape, and trees will be planted. (There will be honey locusts, black locusts, oaks, and catalpas.)
· And in the fall, the actual playground equipment will arrive, long-leaf yellow pine cladding will go up on the concession stand, and dozens of benches will line the walkways throughout the park

The remainder of the pier — including the water taxi dock — is not yet funded, Myer said.

As a refresher, here's an overview of the entire park as it's expected to look upon final completion. Good times.

· BBP's Pier 6 By End of Year! [Brooklyn Heights Blog]

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201