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Visitor Center Now Open!

It's official. Now that the garland has been cut (a mere ribbon wouldn't be very fitting for a botanic garden after all), BBG's beautiful new Visitor Center is open to the public. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with city and Garden officials and students from Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, did the honors this morning using pruning shears in lieu of scissors.

Be sure to visit soon!

BBG Staff

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with city and Garden officials and students from Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, cuts the ceremonial garland on BBG’s new Visitor Center. Photo by Shaun Mader. Pictured, from left to right: Michael A. Manfredi, Marion Weiss, BASE student Patrick Knoll, New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, BASE student Isabella Cox, BBG president Scot Medbury, BASE students Lima Hossain and Beberly Garcia, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, BASE student Talisha Lubrun, BBG Board Chairman Fred Bland, National Grid New York president Kenneth Daly, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Anita Taylor, district director at the office of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, BASE student Jannkheri Duke, DCA Commissioner Kate Levin, BASE student Dannette Lombert, Brooklyn Community Foundation President Marilyn Gelber, New York City Council Member Brad Lander, and DEP Commissioner Carter Strickland.