In 2005, the City of New York promised the neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg a 28-acre park along North Brooklyn's waterfront to soften the impact of a massive rezoning of the area. Almost a decade later, tens-of-thousands of new residents have moved in, but very little of Bushwick Inlet Park has materialized, a good portion of the land for the park has not even been acquired by the City, and most of it requires significant remediation.
Our park is in jeopardy. Our mission is to fight back, force the City to make good on its promise, and get Bushwick Inlet Park built so that North Brooklyn can finally have the open space it needs and the access to its own waterfront it deserves.
On November 20th and 22nd Greenpoint residents will have an opportunity to vote for Bushwick Inlet Park. Remediation of the future parkland surrounding Bushwick Inlet is one of several projects being considered for funding by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. The Greenpoint Community MUST vote to approve funding this initiative in order for it to happen! For more information go to www.gcefund.org and vote on November 20th or 22nd!