Client in the Spotlight: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
We are excited to share that Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, recently released a new book A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City’s Waterfront with journalist David Shirley.
Capalino salutes Nancy on the success of this book. We look forward to working with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to continue to make the Brooklyn Bridge Park a highly successful recreational, environmental and cultural destination in New York City.
By the 1970s, the Brooklyn piers had become a wasteland on the New York City waterfront. Today, they have been transformed into a stunning park that is enjoyed by countless Brooklynites and visitors from across New York City and around the world. A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park recounts the grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort, beginning in the 1980s, to transform Brooklyn’s defunct piers into a beautiful, urban oasis. The movement to resist commercial development on the piers reveals how concerned citizens came together to shape the future of their community.
After winning a number of battles, park advocates, stakeholders, and government officials collaborated to create a thoroughly unique city park that takes advantage of the water and the ‘Manhattan skyline, combining an innovative design with vibrant cultural programming. From start to finish, this history emphasizes the contributions, collaborations, and spirited disagreements that made the planning and construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park a model of natural urban development and public–private partnership.
Learn more about the book and purchase it here! https://cup.columbia.edu/book/a-history-of-brooklyn-bridge-park/9780231171229
Read an excerpt! https://issuu.com/columbiaup/docs/webster-blog
Get a discount! Use the coupon code BBPARK to receive a 30% discount when purchasing the book through their website.
Meet the authors! Join the New York Public Library for a discussion on this book with authors Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and journalist David Shirley on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m at the Mid-Manhattan Library. Learn more: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/02/01/history-brooklyn-bridge-park-how-community-reclaimed-and-transformed-new
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