New eateries coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Attention foodies: Brooklyn Bridge Park will be stuffed dining options this summer.

Four new eateries — all familiar names to gourmands — are coming to Pier 5, Pier 6, and the Fulton Ferry Landing sections of the park.

The converted Smokestack Building, under the Brooklyn Bridge near Water Street, will house outposts of Luke’s Lobster and No. 7 Sub, both under a five-year leases with three one-year option renewals, said David Lowin, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation vice president of real estate.

The casual eateries will pay a minimum of $90,000 for the space in the first year, or eight percent of No. 7 Sub’s sales and six percent of Luke’s sales, Lowin said.

Pier 6 will host another outpost of Fornino: The Art and Science of Pizza — complete with a rooftop beer garden. It will replace Bark Hot Dogs, and paying a minimum of $36,000 a year, or 10 percent of sales, for a 10-year lease with one three-year option renewal.

Ample Hills Creamery will run a new concession stand on Pier 5, with a lease for the spring and summer and a minimum rent of $3,000 per month.

The corporation expects the concessions to open sometime before Memorial Day, with the exception of Fornino, which still needs some construction and permitting, Lowin said.

“Ample Hills Creamery takes its name from Walt Whitman’s ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,’ ” said owner Brian Smith, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to play a part in [Brooklyn Bridge Park’s] historic venture down by the river-front, where Whitman’s spirit still thrives, watching the seagulls, and waiting for a scoop of our home-made ice cream.”

Returning concessionaires include Calexico Carne Asada, Blue Marble Ice Cream, and Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar.

Weekly food market Smorgasburg will also be coming back, starting April 7.

Roy Sloane, a sometimes critic of the corporation who is on the park’s community advisory council, said even he is happy about the additions.

“You have to walk so long to get there — I want you to be comfortable when you get there and I want you to stay there for a while,” he said.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 10:08 pm, July 9, 2018
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scott from park slope says:
This is great news. I take my kids to the water lab on pier 6 all the time. Can't wait to get pizza with them afterward and take in that incredible harbor view.
Feb. 24, 2013, 3:03 pm
Christian from Bay Ridge says:
Disappointed to see Bark Hot Dogs leaving as there is already plenty of pizza in the area (Juliana's, Grimaldi's, Ignazio's). Glad to hear they are still going to have the rooftop "beer garden" so that I can sit there with my wife and enjoy a nice, cold drink and the beautiful view of Lower Manhattan.

Anyone know if dogs will still be allowed?
Feb. 25, 2013, 2:22 pm
tamara from south brooklyn says:
i truly hope dogs will be allowed at the new pizza place... otherwise
the loss of bark hot dogs ( one of my dog and my favorite burgers in brooklyn) will be a great loss.

in the summer, i take my dog to the pier 6 run every evening and
treat us both to burgers and lovely evenings on the rooftop.
March 23, 2013, 6:54 pm
JE from Carroll Gardens says:
This is just tragic. More pizza is totally unnecessary in this neighborhood and Bark was fresh, tasty, inclusive to vegetarians, inspired, and perfect-for-summer food. Pizza is so predictable. What a shame.
May 11, 2013, 3:09 pm

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