Well, look what we have here. Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 is almost ready for its close-up. These photos, snapped from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade during our morning constitutional, depict the park looking green and eager for lots of athletic action. Slated to open sometime in "late fall," we're told that it will "definitely" open next month, date T.B.A. According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy spokesperson:

Pier 5 will feature three outdoor multi-purpose recreation fields for soccer and other team sports, and a picnic peninsula that will include picnic tables, umbrellas, barbecues and children’s play equipment. We look forward to opening Pier 5 before the end of the year and hope that visitors will take advantage of this new amenity once it opens, and even more so when the weather warms up.

Also scheduled to open before the year's end, the hotly-anticipated pedestrian bridge connecting Squibb Park in Brooklyn Heights. Once complete, the 120-feet handicap-accessible bridge will artfully bypass the buildings between the two parks, delivering pedestrians directly to Brooklyn Bridge Park on the waterfront. To paraphrase Walter E. Kurtz, it's like heaven just fell to the earth in the form of a pedestrian bridge.