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Ample Hills Creamery to replace the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Brooklyn Bridge Park

December 5, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Fulton Ferry. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Brooklyn Bridge Park announced on Tuesday two new food concessions at the Historic Fireboat Station at Fulton Ferry Landing.

The fireboat house and its surroundings, occupied since 2001 by the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, will now be shared by Ample Hills Creamery, which will offer an “ice cream scoop shop” on the ground floor. Alex and Miles Pincus will also offer an outdoor seasonal cafe and bar, according to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

On the second floor of the fireboat building, Ample Hills will collaborate with the Brooklyn Historical Society to create a public exhibit space honoring the history of the Brooklyn Ferry and Fulton Ferry Landing, BBP management said.

“Our name comes from Walt Whitman’s beautiful poem, ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,’ with the Fireboat House sitting on the very site where Whitman boarded the ferry time and time again. To be able to open a shop at this spot, and to work with Brooklyn Historical Society to tell this story of Brooklyn through the ferry terminal is a dream come true,” said Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna, co-founders of Ample Hills.

The selections are the result of a public Request for Proposals process seeking food and beverage concessions for the Historic Fireboat Station, according to BBP.