Tuesday, on my day off (click here), I took the subway to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The park didn’t exist when I lived here (but that was more than 35 years ago). It’s gorgeous and continues to grow north and south along the East River. The park began on the former Port Authority piers south of the bridge. Click here to learn more about the park.
(Click any image to increase the span.)
|I HOPE THEY’LL RETAIN THE COBBLE STONES AND TROLLEY RAILS..|
|MANHATTAN BRIDGE (AS I APPROACHED THE PARK).|
|BROOKLYN BRIDGE WITH LOWER MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND.|
|THE PARK AS IT HEADS TOWARD THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE.|
|MORE OF THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE.|
|UNDER THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE WITH
WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND.
|HISTORIC RENOVATIONS AND REPURPOSING.|
(CENTER) “EMPIRE STORES” WAREHOUSE. BUILT FROM 1869–1895.
THE FIRST COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION FACILITY FOR ROASTED COFFEE.
(RIGHT) TOBACCO WAREHOUSE. SOON TO BE AN ARTS SPACE.
|THE CAROUSEL. BUILT IN 1922 BY THE PHILADELPHIA TOBOGGAN COMPANY.
DONATED TO THE PARK AND PLACED ON THE FORMER FULTON FERRY SITE.
|HELLO, LAMP POST.|
|VIEW FROM BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK EDUCATION CENTER.|
“The 59th Street Bridge Song” (aka “Feeling Groovy”)…
NOTE: The 59th Street Bridge (aka the Queensboro Bridge) does not appear in this post. I have clearly been away too long. My thanks to Walt at WCS blog for setting me straight (or at least gayly forward). Hope you enjoy the music anyway!