In 2002, plans to develop Brooklyn Bridge Park became official and work began on an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. Progress has been slow, and the park isn't entirely complete. But over the past few years, the park has finished enough of the project to make it possible for New Yorkers to:
* watch outdoor movies on a Jumbotron every Thursday night during the summer
* ride the historic 1922 Jane’s Carousel year-round in an all-weather pavilion
*kayak under the Brooklyn Bridge with free kayaks sponsored by the Boathouse
.... and of course just lie on the grass gazing at the skyline of Manhattan just across the river.
Here's a short video clip about the history of this waterfront area, from Dutch occupation 4oo years ago until now. And if you want to see the work for yourself, come join us on our Saturday Brooklyn Heights tour. You'll be pleasantly surprised by what you discover!