If local officials have their way, habitues of the Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park might need to watch where they’re going.
According to the Eagle, the city has been considering since last fall the installation of retractable bollards at entrances to the Park and the Promenade, spurred by the attack on the West Side walking path in Manhattan that killed eight people.
In a letter sent out June 13 but not publically shared until now, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams urged NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to consider “specific locations in Brooklyn that are ripe for additional security measures.”
Borough president Eric Adams said that our local locations “should be considered for inclusion in the first round of bollard security investment.”
Adams is a former police officer.
There doesn’t seem to be a timeline or a firm plan in place yet, but it’s not surprising that such popular spots for locals and visitors would be among those receiving extra security attention.
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Source: FS – New York + Brooklyn