Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park Temporarily Closed

Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park Closed

As reported yesterday in the Newswire and Curbed, the Empire Stores buildings in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park have structural issues with deteriorating brick window frames. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced the temporary closure of Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park and will install sidewalk bridging to protect pedestrians from “possible falling brick.”

Also, according to a Brownstoner post from yesterday, construction on the Brooklyn Bridge Park is likely to begin next month, which involves the demolition of the Department of Purchase building, which is nearby the Empire Stores. Both the Empire Stores and the Purchase Building are part of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park.

{NY State Park: Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park}
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