The new life of urban voids

New York has a lot of history, and the most interesting part of it is its renovation and innovation!

A good example of this is the recent project for the old Piers in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge Park. This post-industrial waterfront site stretches 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River edge. The long and narrow site spans from Jay Street (in the north) to Pier 6 and Atlantic Avenue (in the south), connecting with the piers.

The park, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., includes Piers 1-6, Empire Fulton Ferry, John Street, and Main Street. Also, two historic properties, the Civil War-era Empire Stores and the Tobacco Warehouse, have been integrated into the park.

The park provides green space for active and passive uses including playing fields, sports courts, playgrounds, lawns, a roller rink, a greenway and boat launches for non-motorized vessels.

The area also has a diverse calendar, full of activities, including concerts and movie’s nights during the Summer.

The Park can be a good plan for a sunny weekend afternoon or to bring your tourists friend and Family!

After crossing the Brooklyn bridge, you can rent a city bike and ride along the piers or just walk through the park while enjoying Manhattan’s landscape. After the walk, you can have a delicious pizza at Fornino and then take the Ferry from Pier 6 back to Wall Street.

It’s a nice plan; I ensure you!

Margarida Cleto


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