A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed by Nancy Webster,David Shirley

By Nancy Webster,David Shirley

By the 1970’s, the Brooklyn piers had turn into a wilderness at the long island urban waterfront. this day they seem to be a lovely park that's loved by means of numerous Brooklynites and viewers from worldwide. A historical past of Brooklyn Bridge Park recounts the grassroots, multi-voiced, and contentious attempt to rework Brooklyn’s defunct piers within the mid-1980s right into a attractive, carefully designed park. The circulation to withstand advertisement improvement at the pier sprang up spontaneously yet finds how involved electorate got here jointly to form the way forward for their neighborhood. After profitable a couple of battles, park advocates collaborated to create a completely distinct urban park that took benefit of the water and the city’s skyline, incorporating a gorgeous layout with vivid cultural programming.

From begin to end, this historical past emphasizes the contributions, collaborations, and lively disagreements that made the making plans and development of Brooklyn Bridge Park a version of ordinary city improvement and public-private partnership. The ebook contains interviews with Brooklyn citizens, politicians, activists, city planners, and different key contributors within the struggle for the park. the tale of Brooklyn Bridge Park additionally speaks to bigger concerns confronting all towns, together with the advance of postindustrial areas and the way to stability private and non-private pursuits with out sacrificing artistic imaginative and prescient or sustainable goals.

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