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Weddings at Brooklyn Bridge Park = Main Street Lot

2010_3_brooklynbridgepark3.jpgThe new website for the Brooklyn Bridge Parks  is here. See interactive Map Here
As we have written in previous posts, it's very confusing to sort out who manages all of these parks in terms of weddings and permits.  Evidently, the Brooklyn Bridge Park to the NORTH is now called the Main Street Lot (because it used to be a parking lot) and you can still book it for over 20 people for $25.  Contact the Brooklyn City Parks Office of Special Events at: 718-965-6993, or use the City Park Department website, listed at the top of

Pier 1 *IS* accepting wedding ceremony permits 
Brooklyn Bridge Park (with the exception of Main Street Park, administered by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation) is currently accepting applications for permits but not granting any permits until May 1, 2010.  Permits for private events will not be granted (with the exception of wedding ceremonies on the Pier 1 promenade) until January 1, 2011.

The Empire Ferry State Park (Tobacco Warehouse)  is closed till 2011, and they're going to install the Carousel, etc., so you can't book it now.  Evidently. Who knows?  But it's the one that charged up to $700 for 40 people for a quick wedding under the bridge - because it's a STATE park.

Brooklyn Bridge News Blog (not well updated)