Brooklyn Bridge Park
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that Toll Brothers City Living and Starwood Capital Group have been tapped to build the project on the Brooklyn waterfront south of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Friday, April 20, 2012
(Cindy Rodriguez -- New York, WNYC) An avid cyclist and wealthy New Yorker has pledged $40 million to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. It's the largest donation ever made to a city park and it will be used to build an indoor recreation center called the Fieldhouse.
The donor, Joshua Rechnitz, is the founder and chairman of the New York City Fieldhouse, a non-profit corporation. "We want this to truly be a community endeavor that will add amenities for park users and provide a much needed all weather sports facility," he said in a press release.
Plans for the indoor recreation center include a 200-meter track for cycling and a 22,000 sq. ft. field for high school, college and professional level sports such as basketball, tennis and gymnastics.
Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park, said that the new facility would be along Furman Street, an area of the park used for maintenance and operations.
"Indoor recreation was always part of our park plan but for many many years we just simply didn't have the money," Myer said. "When we realized that Mr. Rechnitz had this vision we worked with him to come to this announcement."
Myer said there will be an approval process, which will include discussions with the community. If all goes well, plans are to break ground in a year and a half.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
An avid cyclist and wealthy New Yorker has pledged $40 million to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. It's the largest donation ever made to a city park and its to be used to build an indoor recreation center called the Fieldhouse.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
New Yorkers throughout the city marked the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks in myriad ways — crowding into coffee shops, attending church services, sitting in the park. Here are three snapshots from the the city where many reflected on the events that forever changed the world.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
The city has cleared the way to move forward with the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Two state lawmakers have agreed not to block a plan to build condominiums inside the park under a new agreement with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
On Thursday night, a new concert series kicks off in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which involves three free nights of what looks to be rockin' (and raucous) public dance parties.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
By Amy Pearl
The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to discuss the role of public space in the crowded city with guest-host Amy Eddings on the Brian Lehrer Show.
Friday, March 13, 2009
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News