Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photographers and onlookers getting ready for Tribute In Light 2017. This was part of the recently renovated portion of the park with more walking paths. The lawns were technically closed off, but the police and security just gave us friendly reminders.

Wedding photos at Brooklyn Bridge Park

A wedding photo shoot taking place before sunset.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

The view from under the Brooklyn Bridge, taken next to St. Ann's Warehouse and where they were setting up Photoville again.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

A view from behind the Manhattan Bridge on Pearl Street.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photographers crowding around one of the best views of the lights. I actually witnessed multiple tour vans bussing in Asian tourists to the park, so it got pretty crowded.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

One of the oldest parts of the park. Back in 2011, this was really the only publicly accessible part, as seen in my first Brooklyn Bridge Park photo set.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

I've owned this shirt for about 13 years, and this seemed like the proper occasion to bring it back into rotation. My mom hates this shirt.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Taken in DUMBO. That blue wall in the lower right is part of DUMBO Boulders.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Taken near Pier 2 of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photographers and tourists at Pier 6.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

More people exploring and taking photos at Pier 6, near where the relatively new NYC ferry service runs.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 2, with the open air activity courts, where you can play basketball, handball, bocce, and where they even have a roller rink.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 2 is becoming more of a marina these days, with a bunch of docks set up. The park has changed so much in the last couple of years that it's almost unrecognizable. I remember first hearing about plans to fix up the park to be a tourist destination about 10 years ago.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 2 has some large rocks, but not much elsem save the great views

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

My mom hates this t-shirt, but I love it.

Tribute in Light 2017 from Brooklyn Bridge Park

They turned off the lights for a short break (but eventually turned them back on). The Salt Marsh here is a very popular place to photograph the skyline, as I have done several times before, most recently for Tribute In Light 2016.