A look at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new Pier 2 and Pier 4

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Don’t be a wallflower at Brooklyn Bridge Park now. Mostly because you’ll get hit by a ball. All photos by Tamara B. Hayes

If you’ve been down to the waterfront over the past couple of months, you have noticed some major changes in the works and gotten excited about them. Finally, a few of those upgrades are finished and now open to the public. Brooklyn Bridge Park unveiled two new sections yesterday, Pier 2 and the Pier 4 beach. The 5-acre Pier 2 is fully equipped with basket ball courts, swings, handball courts, a skating rink, shuffleboard, bocce, and the breathtaking view of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. You can also visit the Pier 4 Beach for a touch of sand between your toes. Here’s a look at what’s in store for you on your visit.

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From left to right are: Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy; Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development and BBP chair; Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP; Senator Daniel Squadron; Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer; and Assembly member Joan Millman. Not shown in the photo but who spoke as part of the program are Council members Stephen Levin and Robert J. Cornegy.

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This will definitely look much better once it’s sunny

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Basketball/You can play basketball

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No traveling

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Children’s Zumba!

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You can really get into the swing of summer at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year

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The water fountains make sure to remind you: This is New York water

Pier 2 is open throughout the year from  am to 11pm and will host various special events including FREE skating sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3pm to 6pm, and on Sundays from 10am to noon. Did I forget to mention that it’s 60% tented? No worries about this weekend’s forecast. So, stop by this Memorial Day Weekend for some fun and you’ll be sure to stay dry.