Harry Hawk Seeks to Schnäck-ize the Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach

A day at the fake beach.
A day at the fake beach.haha Photo: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Harry Hawk, having created a burger and hot-dog haven at Harry’s at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, is attempting to re-create his magic in Brooklyn Heights. But it hasn’t quite happened yet. Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, home of the Floating Pool at Pier 5, is currently being serviced by Hawk with Stahl-Meyer hot dogs and draft Abita root beer, but Hawk confides to us that he sees his concession “expanding in a Schnäck-like direction.”

That translates to freshly ground hamburgers, grilled Jubilat hot dogs from Brooklyn, house-smoked pulled pork, and freshly cut French fries. Hawk is waiting on the food-service truck that will make his latest fast-food dream come to fruition but says he expects it to happen fairly soon. In the meantime, since this is a public park, you can bring your own food (possibly a pizza from nearby Grimaldi’s?), but not, alas, your own alcohol. As for entertainment, like at Water Taxi Beach, Hawk has a P.A. system in place; this Sunday Turntables on the Hudson will be spinning there.

334 Furman St., at Joralemon St.; no phone.

Harry Hawk Seeks to Schnäck-ize the Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach