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Brooklyn Bridge Park Expands With Two Lovely New Sections

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Turns out, Brooklyn Bridge Park's newest sections actually are open to the public (though there are a few sections within these new sections that are not). Field Condition shared the first photos of the nearly complete sections, and just like every other part of the waterfront park, they look pretty awesome. A spokesperson for the park says that the lawns are still setting, and the climbing wall is not yet complete, but all of the pathways and the dog run are now welcoming visitors. One of the new pieces is a revamped Main Street Park, and the other John Street Park, is entirely new parkland. Both sit at the northern tip of the park, beneath the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo. Above, a new bridge brings visitors over the water and across new tidal wetlands.

Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh designed the new sections. Main Street Park features an expanded lawn—which should open by mid-September—and a completely overhauled dog run.

The John Street Park features tidal wetlands, a new 13,000-square-foot lawn, and winding pathways. Industrial remnants found during excavation were saved and installed throughout.

The most northern tip of the park is a little spit of land at Jay Street. The original cobblestones of the plaza were reused, and the rail tracks that were used by the freight trains arriving off barges in the 19th century were preserved. This section connects to John Street Park with a steel and wood bridge beside the corner of the neighboring building.

· Brooklyn Bridge Park Adds Tidal Salt Marsh, Lawns, Dog Run, Climbing Wall [Brownstoner]
· Brooklyn Bridge Park's New Community Center Is Nearly Done [Curbed]
· All John Street Park coverage [Curbed]
· All Main Street Park coverage [Curbed]
· Brooklyn Bridge Park [official]

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201