Friday Roundup: Why Locals Are Buzzing, a Brooklyn Park Opens, and a New Barbecue Joint

  • A 2.5-acre lawn and 1,300-foot esplanade will be the first portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park to open on Monday after more than 20 years of planning. [gothamist]
  • Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience opens at the New York Aquarium on March 20. []
  • The café Stumptown Coffee Roasters from Dutch-founded Red Hook (or Roode Hoek) has something brewing in Amsterdam. [TMag]
  • Aloft will open a hotel in Brooklyn this year. [hotelsmag]
  • Starting this Tuesday, Berry Street in Brooklyn will be the new barbecue hangout: welcome Fatty ‘Cue. [UrbanDaddy]
  • Locavores are buzzing with glee now that New York has lifted the ban on beekeeping. [aol]
  • In addition to Amtrak, the MTA is now considering adding wi-fi on all trains. [ny1]
  • Photo: Courtesy of Flickr