By Nancy Webster,David Shirley

By the 1970’s, the Brooklyn piers had develop into a desert at the manhattan urban waterfront. this day they're a lovely park that's loved through numerous Brooklynites and viewers from around the globe. 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 circulation to withstand advertisement improvement at the pier sprang up spontaneously yet unearths how involved voters got here jointly to form the way forward for their neighborhood. After successful a few battles, park advocates collaborated to create a completely specific urban park that took good thing about the water and the city’s skyline, incorporating a beautiful layout with shiny cultural programming.

From begin to end, this heritage emphasizes the contributions, collaborations, and lively disagreements that made the making plans and development of Brooklyn Bridge Park a version of typical 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 improvement of postindustrial areas and the way to stability private and non-private pursuits with no sacrificing inventive imaginative and prescient or sustainable goals.

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