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A History of Brooklyn Bridge ParkHow a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront$
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Nancy Webster and David Shirley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171229

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.001.0001

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The Evolution of the Waterfront

The Evolution of the Waterfront

(p.1) Introduction The Evolution of the Waterfront
A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nancy Webster

David Shirley

Columbia University Press

Provides readers with a vivid description of Brooklyn Bridge Park as it is today, a brief summary of the major issues and events that are treated in the remainder of the book (including a brief profile of the major organizations and personalities in the Park movement), and a presentation of the features and innovations that distinguish Brooklyn Bridge Park from other contemporary urban parks. The chapter also examines Brooklyn Bridge Park in relation to the history of New York City and its great parks, and offers a history of the Brooklyn waterfront from the time of the Lenape to the present day.

Keywords:   Brooklyn Bridge Park, Port Authority, Brooklyn Heights Association, Piers, container shipping, waterfront

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