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Atlantic Antic

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation announced today that visitors to Sunday’s Atlantic Antic are invited to an exclusive preview of the future recreation area at Pier 6. Currently under construction, the 1.6-acre destination playground will feature Slide Mountain and Swing Valley, as well as a sandbox and splash pool. The play area at Pier 6 and the rolling topography, and bike pathways at Pier 1, are all scheduled to open in early 2010.

“We are excited to welcome families to Pier 6 for an insider’s tour of the future playground,” said Regina Myer, President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation. “Pier 6 will add about 7 acres of new park, including the playground with water play areas and innovative play equipment built into the park landscape. In addition, three sand volley ball courts, a concession and dog run will also be constructed at Pier 6. We are thrilled to be a part of the 35th Atlantic Antic, and we look forward to becoming a regular part of one of Brooklyn’s treasured traditions.”

“We are so pleased that Brooklyn Bridge Park is joining the Atlantic Antic in its 35th year of operation,” said Angela Ferrante, President of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation. “The sneak peak of Pier 6 will be a wonderful addition to the Antic and provide a wonderful compliment to the music, food and children’s activities that are the hallmark of this great event.”

Park-in-Progress Tours:
Sunday, October 4th
Every half hour from Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue at Hicks St.
Remember to wear comfortable, close-toed shoes!

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park stretching 1.3 miles along the East River from John Street, north of the Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Avenue to the South. The borough’s largest destination park since Prospect Park was constructed in the 1860’s, Brooklyn Bridge Park will offer a spectacular landscape at the edge of the East River, inviting visitors to stroll, bike, boat, learn and play, all amid the backdrop of the stunning harbor and skyline views.

The park will be a sustainable landscape, featuring salvaged building materials, innovative storm-water management techniques, green roofs and restoration of wildlife habitat. With its rolling lawns, safe water harbors, inventive playgrounds, generous sports facilities and cultural programming, Brooklyn Bridge Park will transform the borough’s East River waterfront and become a key destination in New York Harbor. Visitors will be welcomed to the first open sections of the park—Pier 1 and Pier 6—in winter 2010.

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