October 23, 2016
By Neal Tepel
New York, NY – The Brooklyn Bridge Park project is underway. Pier 3 is the final pier to be converted to parkland at the 85-acre tract. The entire project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018. Capital funding for the $26 million pier was included in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s FY17 budget.
“This park has become the front lawn of Brooklyn. And Pier 3 will add more space for kids to play and for families to enjoy this incredible place. We have made building Brooklyn Bridge Park and securing it for the long-term a major priority, and we are thrilled to support this latest addition,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
This groundbreaking marks the final phase of the redevelopment of 1.5 miles of industrial waterfront. A decade ago, the park was an 85 acres barren stretch of industrial wasteland. Today, 330,000 visitors enjoy this waterfront every week. The breaking ground on Pier 3 marks the final major stage of construction for one of the most beautiful parks in the city.
“This is truly a park for everyone. There is no place in the world that has the breathtaking views, the dynamic open spaces and the incredible cultural institutions we’ve brought together here. By breaking ground on Pier 3, we are making Brooklyn Bridge Park even bigger and better,” said Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, Chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation.