The Bar and Grill Park in Dumbo does not have a bar nor does it allow grilling. The green patch is named after Between the Bridges Pub that used to be across the street on the corner of York and Adams Streets. The building that housed Between the Bridge Pub (then 63 York Street), along with two other buildings were torn down in 2004 to make way for the 23 story 85 Adams Street (aka Beacon Tower) condo building. (We followed their progress in 2006.) We’ve found some great photos from Joel, who followed the progress of 85 Adams Street building.
(Photo by joel, dated 02-Mar-2004)
Corner of York and Adams Street (Photo by manny, dated 10-Apr-2003)
A daycare is planned for the corner of York and Adams Street (July 2008)
Also, in the current exhibition of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Tony Linberger has a painting, titled Podium, of the pub:
Please comment if anyone has any good stories of the old longshoreman’s pub.
More photos of 85 Adams construction after the jump.