10. A ‘Fossil’ Remains in Brooklyn Bridge Park
One relic that has remained untouched in Brooklyn Bridge Park is a small forest of wooden piles that can be found on the south side of Pier 1. The piles are remnants of a former pier structure, whose platform was removed as the park was being constructed. According to Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed, the pilings were allowed to remain as a fossil of the park’s history.