The newest sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park, with their new lawns, tidal wetlands, and landscaped pathways, are still in progress, but the waterfront green space will add a new attraction next month when the Environmental Education Center at 99 Plymouth Street, a former Department of Environmental Protection maintenance facility, opens to the public. The new building is already partially open, with the Community Room debuting this past weekend. The room will showcase the work of local artists, and the inaugural installation features murals painted by students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
The 11,300-square-foot building sits under the Manhattan Bridge, and it is the first permanent home for the park's community and education initiatives.
The murals "resemble shadows cast through the building's windows depicting people at play and rest in BBP," and they were inspired by the work of "Mary Temple, whose style creates the impression of light casting shadows on surfaces."