On the first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions for the First Thursday Gallery Walk.
Beyond the tour, attendees are encouraged to visit participating First Thursday galleries at their own pace, and to end the night at DUMBO-stalwart Superfine for happy hour.
The event is open to the public. RSVP is required, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, and masks must be worn during the tour. You will be asked to present proof of vaccination upon arrival. If you feel unwell or were recently in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or related symptoms, please stay home.
Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park has added three pickleball courts for the hugely popular sport. For more information check out this site https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/02/01/pickleball-fast-growing-sport-comes-to-brooklyn-bridge-park/.
Fifty composting bins were distributed on Friday January, 28th at the composting presentation in the Community Room, spearheaded by Dawn Marie Brekke. “Shareholders were excited to see this service in our building and are looking forward to the positive environmental impact we’ll have by composting,” said Brekke.
Said one new composter, Tami Sheheri, “I never thought I’d be one for composting, but here I am collecting food scraps. LOL, It’s true!”
BY ROGER CLARK BROOKLYNPUBLISHED 6:00 AM ET DEC. 09, 2021
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — It’s arguably one of the best views in New York City: the Brooklyn Bridge and the Lower Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Now there will be even more access to that iconic vista, from the new Emily Warren Roebling Plaza, the final component of the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park. The final section of the more than one-mile-long waterfront park will open later Thursday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
For the full story, visit https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2021/12/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-final-section-to-open-nyc?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email
Literary Brooklyn Heights, by Norm Goldstein, in the Literary Traveller
“Ilive in Brooklyn,” Truman Capote once wrote. “By choice.”
He described the New York City borough, for the most part, as a “veritable veldt of tawdriness.” But, he added, there also was an “oasis” of a Brooklyn neighborhood, a “splendid contradiction.”
This “oasis” was–and is–the area known as Brooklyn Heights.
“Heights,” he wrote, “because it stands atop a cliff that secures a sea-gull’s view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, of lower Manhattan’s tall dazzle and the ship-lane waters, breeding river to bay to ocean, that encircle and seethe past posturing Miss Liberty.”