A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront
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.
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1 What Shall We Do with the Piers?
2 Fighting Back
3 The Coalition
4 The 13 Guiding Principles
5 Banging Their Cups on the High Chair
6 Changing of the Guard
7 Tearing Down the Barbed Wire