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Pier 1

When it comes to panoramic views of lower Manhattan, Pier 1 is the place to be. Whether you’re taking a leisurely stroll, sinking into a good book or looking out at the harbor, this outstanding open space provides scenery to spare.

About Pier 1

Pier 1 is the largest of the park piers and includes large lawns, a playground at the northern edge, a waterfront promenade and a series of tree-lined pathways that provide a varied waterfront experience.

Along the western edge of the pier you’ll find Granite Prospect, a dramatic set of steps built from granite stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction. Sit here and enjoy the views of the New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan or attend one Brooklyn Bridge Park Conversancy’s events here.

Pier 1 features three magnificent lawns which provide a great open space for taking in the sun, enjoying the views or having a picnic with friends. These lawns are often the location for many of the park’s free events and public art installations.

The Salt Marsh at the southern edge of Pier 1 is planted with native plant life and nestled within a salvaged granite seating area.

The water gardens at Pier 1 create a dramatic display of water-loving plants along the main park promenade, including pussy willow and serviceberry, rose mallow and a variety of irises and ferns. In addition to the value they bring to the park experience, these gardens are the visible component of the rainwater collection that is one of many ecologically positive site systems that support Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Pier 1 Entrance Renovation

  • Pier 1 Entrance Construction

      Summer 2023 – Fall 2024

      After more than 10 years of Park use, the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1 is being re-designed to better serve the millions of summer visitors. After engaging with consultants, the Park’s original designers, and community members, a plan to renovate the Pier 1 entrance has been finalized.

      The Pier 1 entrance will be renovated to become the grand entrance, meeting point, and urban oasis this popular destination needs! The newly designed area will provide an entrance into the Park that will better circulate pedestrian and bike traffic and will provide a shaded space where visitors can meet, regroup, or take in the bustling scenery in the Park and on the river. Renovations will include a new LEED Gold concession building complete with permanent public restrooms.

      During construction, Pier 1 and the entirety of Brooklyn Bridge Park will remain open. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please follow all signage related to any temporary detours and directives to dismount bicycles.

A conceptual drawing of the concession and public restroom building at the Pier 1 Entrance

The proposed redesign of the Pier 1 Entrance

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