Brooklyn Bridge Park spans 85 acres of the East River waterfront in the Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The park is divided into eleven sections: Piers 1 through 6, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Empire Fulton Ferry, Main Street, and John Street. Each of these sections features unique topographies, plantings, amenities, and cultural artifacts and installations. Piers 1 and 6, Empire Fulton Ferry, Fulton Ferry Landing, and Main Street are currently open to the public. Pier 5 is scheduled to open in Fall 2012.
Empire Fulton Ferry And Main Street:
Spanning 4.8 acres of the eastern section of parkland, Main Street came under the jurisdiction of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation on December 1st, 2010. Prior to this transfer, the New York City
Department of Parks and Recreation owned, operated, and maintained the parkland which opened in December of 2002. Main Street features a nautical-themed playground, a dog run, and expansive lawns that provide views of the Manhattan skyline.
Empire Fulton Ferry is 4.5 acres of waterfront parkland that is directly adjacent to Main Street. In addition to manicured lawns and a boardwalk that provides views of the Lower Manhattan
Skyline, the site features the historic Jane’s Carouse l. Jane’s Carousel is a restored, historic carousel from 1922. It is now housed in a glass pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, it is open to the public six days per week. Two Civil-War era structures, the Tobacco Warehouse and Empire Stores, are also located on the site. Plans to renovate these aging structures are underway.