An environmental report shows high levels of toxic materials in the soil at Brooklyn's BAM Park, and neighbors want to know who's going to take responsibility for remediation. Rendering courtesy of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is overseeing the renovation of a long-neglected city-owned park — dubbed “BAM Park” — at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. This is a welcome development for Fort Greene residents, since the park has been padlocked and unused for years. Some neighbors are concerned, however, that toxic materials buried Read More →

The Brooklyn Strand plan would link green spaces together from Borough Hall to Downtown Brooklyn to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Courtesy of WXY Studio

Community Board 2 and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership are hosting a presentation and workshop on the Brooklyn Strand proposal this Monday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at the Willoughby Senior Center, 105 North Portland Avenue, between Park and Myrtle avenues. The Brooklyn Strand plan would link green spaces together from Borough Hall to Downtown Brooklyn Read More →


The demand for high-quality commercial office space remains high in Downtown Brooklyn, even as a torrid residential building boom and cultural revival continue, according to the Q1/Q2 2015 Real Estate Market Report released Thursday by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a not-for-profit development corporation. With the commercial office vacancy rate at 3.4 percent, New York City’s lowest, the Read More →


Features Musical Performances by Brooklyn Students Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Wednesday kicked off his 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series, held in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and sponsored by Investors Bank. This week’s concert in Willoughby Plaza included performances by students from the guitar club at M.S. 577 Conselyea Preparatory School in Read More →


Community members met at Brooklyn Law School on Monday night to discuss ideas for the Brooklyn Strand — a plan to connect and reinvigorate a swath of unconnected parks, plazas and underutilized sites running from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The meeting was hosted by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Community Board 2’s Parks Committee Read More →

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An economic report released on Thursday by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) finds that cultural institutions in the Brooklyn Cultural District and greater Downtown Brooklyn generated nearly $310 million in economic activity in the borough last year. The report, which analyzed data gathered by the Partnership and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance from 37 of Read More →