FORGOTTENTOUR #79: Brooklyn Heights/Brooklyn Bridge Park

by Kevin Walsh

FNY’s amazing run of pleasant tour weather, which began in mid-2012 and has carried well into 2014, continued on June 14th when over two dozen ForgottenFans embarked on a a tour of NYC’s first landmarked district, Brooklyn Heights; we also took a look at the newly minted Brooklyn Bridge Park, which boasts acres of lawns and trees, views of the Manhattan skyline, an ever-growing array of amenities, and the quirky Squibb Bridge, built to sway yet perfectly safe.

Brooklyn Heights was my campus in the late 1970s, when I was enrolled at St. Francis College on Remsen Street, a school that had no campus of its own, so it advertised the tony neighborhood that seems to look wistfully across the East River at its big brother, Manhattan, as its campus-at-large. The Heights has striven for Manhattan’s assumed sophistication over the years and seems somehow separate from the rest of Kings County…

Photos from FNY #79: Brooklyn Heights/Brooklyn Bridge Park; all by Bob Mulero and Joe DeMarco.

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