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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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What shall we do with the Piers?

What shall we do with the Piers?

(p.22) One What shall we do with the Piers?
A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nancy Webster

David Shirley

Columbia University Press

Introduces the reader to the earliest stages of the Park’s conception and development – from the closing of the dilapidated piers along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront in 1983 to the announcement of the Port Authority’s plans to open the abandoned property to commercial development in 1984.

Keywords:   Brooklyn Heights, Port Authority, East River, Piers, Tony Manheim, Otis Pearsall, Ed Koch

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