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 barren region at the big apple urban waterfront. this present day they're 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, rigorously designed park. The flow to withstand advertisement improvement at the pier sprang up spontaneously yet unearths how involved electorate got here jointly to form the way forward for their neighborhood. After profitable a few battles, park advocates collaborated to create a completely specified urban park that took good thing about the water and the city’s skyline, incorporating a gorgeous layout with shiny cultural programming.

From begin to end, this historical past emphasizes the contributions, collaborations, and lively disagreements that made the making plans and building of Brooklyn Bridge Park a version of normal city improvement and public-private partnership. The e-book comprises interviews with Brooklyn citizens, politicians, activists, city planners, and different key members within the struggle for the park. the tale of Brooklyn Bridge Park additionally speaks to bigger matters 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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