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March 18, 2014
Discover the beautiful plant life in Brooklyn Bridge Park with our spring plant guide! >

Construction Update 

January 22, 2014
Crews will be busy throughout the year! Keep checking back here for the latest updates on construction from Brooklyn Bridge Park. >

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Selected for New York Cares VIP Partnership

January 10, 2014
Earlier in 2013, we were lucky enough to be selected for a Volunteer Impact Partnership (VIP) by a wonderful organization called New York Cares. >
Expansion of Parklands at Main Street, John Street and Pier 6 set to begin
December 23, 2013
We will soon begin to significantly expand Brooklyn Bridge Park at the northern and southern ends. >
December 6, 2013
BBP staff step away from their desks to help replace Hurricane Sandy damaged plants at Pier 1. >
December 2, 2013 Update
After two years of renovation, Queens Museum opens its doors once again. >
November 26, 2013
Bugs are in trouble, here's how Brooklyn Bridge Park is part of the solution. >


October 28, 2013
It is an exceptional year, as we’ve replanted the majority of the trees, shrubs, and plants lost during Hurricane Sandy.

October 23, 2013
Let’s break down the science behind this phenomenon. >

September 24, 2013
Fall plants are in full swing, providing much needed pollen for overwintering queen bumblebees and other wildlife. >

June 20, 2013
Discover the beautiful plant life in Brooklyn Bridge Park with our summer plant guide! >

2013 Bluebell Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner
June 6, 2013
Brooklyn Bridge Park is pleased to announce the 2013 Bluebell Photo Contest winners! >

May 30, 2013
The Bluebell Photo Contest is officially closed, and we'll be annoucing our winners soon. Check out all our photo submissions from this year! >

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Bluebell Photo Contest
May 9, 2013
Spring has finally arrived and with it brings the blooming of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s beautiful Bluebell flowers. >

The ornamental bloom of the Saucer Magnolia
March 20, 2013
Today marks the first day of spring and with it, our 2013 Spring Plant Guide! >

Beth Schermer & Tom Potter

March 5, 2013
Friends from college, Beth and Tom approached the Conservancy with the idea of hosting a free kakaying camp two years ago. >

Zebedee Collins

February 4, 2013
Chess is somewhat of a park classic in this city, but not every park offers free chess instruction for anyone who wishes to attend! The man who brings the wonderful Checkmate 101 program to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Zebedee Collins, has an infectious love for the game >

Brooklyn Bridge Park is Open - Update

February 1, 2013
Lighting at Pier 1, Pier 6, the Pier 5 Picnic Peninsula, Empire Fulton Ferry and Main Street has been completely restored. Regular park hours of 6 am-1 am will resume in these sections of the park beginning tonight 2/1/13. >

Julie Feinstein

January 18, 2013
It's safe to say there may not be a creature in Brooklyn Bridge Park that Julie Feinstein hasn't encountered! >

Alma gets low with her Zumba class
Park People

January 7, 2013
Alma Bonilla, a fitness instructor from the Dodge YMCA, is an absolute joy to work with each summer. Her energy and happiness are so contagious, it's hard not to smile in her presence - even when she's making you SWEAT (and, yes, we know this from personal experience)! Get to know her off the dance floor >

Cutest Dog at the Dog Run Photo Contest

January 7, 2013
There are two parts of the park that get a lot of love rain or shine: the dog runs at Main Street and Pier 6! We want you to meet the dedicated furry friends who make BBP cuter every day, and so we present the Cutest Dog at the Dog Run Photo Contest. >

Park People

December 12, 2012
Our friend, writer and self-proclaimed amateur naturalist (we think amateur is a grand understatement!) Matthew Wills, has brought our attention to many awesome flora and fauna finds over the years. His blog often highlights his treasures, and he's hosted his own tours of Pier 1, along with many other volunteer efforts. Check our our interview with him >

Fall 2012 Plant Guide Is here

December 4, 2012
Sandy may have knocked our beautiful plants around a bit, but there is still plenty of fall color to be found in the park. >

Students from the Academy of Arts & Letters in Fort Greene check out a 3-D model of BBP
Budding Park Planners visit BBP

November 26, 2012
Fifty students from the Academy of Arts & Letters in Fort Greene stopped by Brooklyn Bridge Park this morning to learn about the world of park planning for an upcoming school project in which they'll be designing their own park and making 3D models. >

Please Help Our Neighbors - Update

November 14, 2012
We have been so overwhelmed with the generosity our community has shown us this week that we wanted to spread the wealth. Since our volunteer capacity is limited, we've rounded up just a few more ways you can help our neighbors and local communities recover from Hurricane Sandy. >

Brooklyn Bridge Park is Open - Update

Pier 1 Lawns
November 13, 2012
Given our waterfront location, the park was affected by damaging floodwaters that impacted several areas of the park including play >

Brooklyn Bridge Park to Close During Storm

November 5, 2012
In anticipation of severe weather, we are closing the park from Wednesday, November 7 at 12:00pm until Thursday, November 8 at 12:00pm. >

Newly Installed Marsh Signage on Pier 6

October 5, 2012
Pier 6 has gotten even more beautiful, thanks to our brand new exploratory marsh signs! >

BBP Hosts Another NYRP Tree Giveaway

MillionTreesNYC Community Tree Giveaway
September 19, 2012
In partnership with the New York Restoration Project and MillionTreesNYC, Brooklyn Bridge Park will be hosting a free tree giveaway this fall. >

Smogasburg Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

August 28, 2012
Beginning Sunday, September 9, Smorgasburg will make its way to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Over 75 vendors will be on hand. >

Summer Plant Guide Released

Summer Plant Guide Homeslide
August 8, 2012
In honor of the beautiful summer season, Brooklyn Bridge Park is pleased to release our inaugural Summer Plant Guide (link)!

A New Resident to the Park : Shelldon the Turtle

Turtle Close Up Pic
August 8, 2012
Did you know that Brooklyn Bridge Park has a turtle that calls it home? Yes, Shelldon the Turtle was released into the park’s pond on Pier 1 at the World Science Festival in June. >

Rare Two-Spotted Ladybug Found In Park

Rare Two-Spotted Lady Bug Pic
August 8, 2012
Brooklyn Bridge Park is happy to announce that we have a new resident to the park, the Two-Spotted Lady Beetle! >

Brooklyn Bridge Park Featured at Van Alen Institute

August 3, 2012
New York City is not alone! From New Orleans, Louisiana to Seoul, Korea, cities all across the globe are reclaiming their waterfronts and rediscovering the perks of riverfront life. >

Education: Rove the Cove with Cypress Hills Development Corp. / PS 65

August 1, 2012
Photographer Alexa Hoyer captured so many great moments from our Rove the Cove Education program with these Cypress Hill Campers, we had to share them with you! >

Storm King Art Center Curator Talk

June 5, 2012
Join Nora Lawrence, Associate Curator of the Storm King Art Center, on Pier 1 for an informal al fresco talk on Mark di Suvero's remarkable career and his singular relationship with New York City waterfronts. Participants are welcome to join Ms. Lawrence at the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar following talk for a Q and A. Limited to 30 participants. Please reserve your free spot at

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Butterfly Population Boom

May 11, 2011
The park is experiencing a butterfly population boom with thousands of butterflies in the genus Vanessa found on every flower in the park. >

A Healthy Diet for the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn

March 21, 2012
The protozoa in Brooklyn Bridge Park's compost tea provide a healthy and effective diet for the Empire Fulton Ferry lawn.>

Spring is Blooming in the Park!

Spring Plant Guide Promo
March 20, 2012
In homage to the first day of spring, Brooklyn Bridge Park is pleased to release our inaugural Spring Plant Guide.>

An Early Start to Spring

February 27, 2012
A walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park will reveal an unusual sight for this time of year—the budding of many park plants.>

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Interactive Map has been Updated!

December 29, 2011
Check out our updated Interactive Map! When we first launched our website in March 2010, the interactive map reflected a park in process. >

The Fine Art of Pruning

December 19, 2011
On December 14th, Park Horticulturalist Rebecca McMackin hosted a tutorial on pruning with Brooklyn Botanic Garden Senior Arborist Christopher Roddick. >

Preparing for the Spring Flower Show

December 9, 2011
Although winter has just arrived, our park horticulturalist, Rebecca McMackin, is already preparing for spring. >

Improving Connections: Interim Greenway Expands

October 20, 2011
As dedicated runners and bikers may have already discovered, the park’s interim greenway has expanded. Park visitors can now travel within the park from Pier 1 all the way to Pier 6. >

An Interview with Professor Thomas Grothues of Rutgers University about his underwater research at the park

August 24, 2011
Visitors to Pier 6 on a recent Sunday evening were unknowing witnesses to some interesting waterfront research happening just beyond the promenade railing. >

Pier 1's Fresh Water Gardens are in Full Summertime Bloom

July 8, 2011
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 fresh water gardens are in spectacular bloom right now. Summer, according to park horticulturalist Rebecca McMackin, is their true height. >

Brooklyn Bridge Park Intern Alex Wallach interviewed Adam Suerte about his latest creation: “Brooklyn Love,” the piano now installed at Pier 1

June 24, 2011
Cobble-Hill artist Adam Suerte calls himself “the hugest fan of the Brooklyn Bridge,” and has the tattoo to prove it. >

Marine Animals of Brooklyn Bridge Park

October 10, 2010
The Conservancy sponsors education programs that introduce children and adults to the habitats of the New York Harbor and East River estuary. >

Reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine in Brooklyn Bridge Park

July 29, 2010
Yellow Pine is one of the planet's most extraordinary wood species, and we were presented with a unique opportunity: to give this material a second life; to be woven into the fabric of NYC's public realm and appreciated by thousands of New Yorkers for decades to come. >

The Moment is Here

March 22, 2010
After 25 years of determined and passionate advocacy, it is with great pride and excitement that I can say on their behalf, “Brooklyn Bridge Park is open!” >
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