10. Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the greatest successes in recent development history. The 1.3 mile park wraps around the waterfront in Dumbo and has acted as a catalyst for the area’s revitalization. This stretch of the waterfront, which used to be industrial and unsafe, has become one of Brooklyn’s most popular spots for locals and tourists alike. The area still shows relics of its industrial past, like a historic tobacco warehouse. It will continue to undergo development in the near future with the revival of the Empire Stores warehouses.

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