The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission signed off this week on plans to link the Brooklyn Bridge’s two waterfront parks together with a new plaza and green space that would sit under the iconic span.
It’s the final piece of a decade-plus long push to revitalize the once-industrial waterfront of Gotham’s largest borough, which was largely filled with dilapidated warehouses and parking lots until its transformation into park space.
The new $8 million Brooklyn Bridge Plaza will allow New Yorkers to easily walk from the northern portion of the waterfront park — home to the famed Jane’s Carousel — under the bridge to Pier 1, which sits to the immediate southwest.
It will include new benches and green space as well, offering visitors new places to pause and relax in the area, which is currently fenced off.
City Hall and the Landmarks Preservation Commission were not immediately able to comment.