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By Nancy Webster,David Shirley

By the 1970’s, the Brooklyn piers had develop into a desert at the ny urban waterfront. this day they seem to be a gorgeous park that's loved through numerous Brooklynites and viewers from world wide. A historical past of Brooklyn Bridge Park recounts the grassroots, multi-voiced, and contentious attempt to remodel Brooklyn’s defunct piers within the mid-1980s right into a attractive, rigorously designed park. The move 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 group. After profitable a few battles, park advocates collaborated to create a completely specific urban park that took benefit of 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 development of Brooklyn Bridge Park a version of normal 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 matters confronting all towns, together with the advance of postindustrial areas and the way to stability private and non-private pursuits with no sacrificing artistic imaginative and prescient or sustainable goals.

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