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What Counts as Affordable Housing?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Settling on a definition can be as hard as finding an affordable apartment.

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Weekend Staff Picks: Delicacies, Drums & Emmylou

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball Tour at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday is where you can find one of our staff members. Find out what some of the others are doing this weekend. 

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Shipping Containers as Photo Galleries

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Forty-five shipping containers full of pictures are parked at Brooklyn Bridge Park. They are part of the pop-up photography show Photoville.

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Luxe Hotel Slated for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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.

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Cyclist Pledges $40M to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Friday, April 20, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge Park (photo by cbrueck via flickr)

(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.

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WNYC News

Cyclist Pledges $40M to Brooklyn Bridge Park

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.

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Features

A Vintage Carousel Spins in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A newly restored vintage carousel featuring hand-carved horses and chariots is set to make its debut in its new Brooklyn home overlooking the East River on Friday.

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A Snapshot of the City: New Yorkers Reflect on 9/11

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.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Will Move Forward Under New Housing Deal

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

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.

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Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties Kick Off City's Summer Outdoor Music Season

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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.

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Cityscapes: What is Public Space?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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.

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Governors...er Mayor's Island

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is trying to convince the state to relinquish control of Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park to the city. Currently both parks are jointly funded by the city and the state, but in Governor Paterson's current fiscal budget there are no funds allocated for ...

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