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What's New at BBP This Summer

Every year, BBP welcomes new and exciting attractions and features to this stretch of the Brooklyn waterfront. From gorgeous forthcoming parkland to engaging activities and concessions, there’s no shortage of new offerings at BBP this summer!

  1. Pier 5 Uplands Landscape
  2. Explore 4.6 acres of brand-new parkland at the Pier 5 uplands when it opens this summer! Features like a graceful, terraced lawn, winding paths, and a seating grove will make this addition to BBP your new favorite place to relax in the park. Learn more.

  3. Ping Pong at Pier 2
  4. There’s a whole new way to play at Pier 2 with the addition of three ping pong tables! The tables, designed by POPP and manufactured here in the U.S., serve up table tennis like you’ve never played it before. Don’t worry about bringing equipment- bats and balls designed for outdoor use are available to borrow from the Pier 2 Roller Rink.

  5. NYC Ferry at Pier 1 and Pier 6
  6. Ride New York’s new ferry to BBP! Ferry service already runs from Pier 1 across the East River to Wall Street, and north to Williamsburg and beyond. With the launch of the South Brooklyn route this June, riders will be able to take the ferry right to Pier 6. Get more info on the NYC Ferry website.

  7. Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
  8. The renovated 19th century warehouse complex, Empire Stores, will be home to BHS’s second location! This interpretive satellite museum, known as Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, will host exhibits and programs that expand BHS’s educational offerings. The first exhibition, Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront, features the works of twenty-four photographers that tell the story of the area. See it on view now! Learn more about BHS DUMBO here.

  9. Luke’s Lobster’s Maine-style Shack
  10. Photo courtesy Luke’s Lobster

    Your favorite lobster joint is now bigger and better than ever! Luke’s Lobster has expanded their operation to include a sit-down eatery inside the historic Smokestack Building. Stop by seven days a week for delicious seafood rolls, bisques, wine, beer, and more.

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