Brooklyn’s New Parks Commissioner Bugged by Litter

NY Daily News October 10, 2010 Brooklyn’s new parks commissioner says there’s too much trash in the borough’s parks – and he’s planning a push to keep them clean. “There’s been an increase in litter in the parks,” said Kevin Jeffrey, blaming the problem on a surge in visitors at the same time that the Parks […]

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What Bushwick Inlet Park Will Be

Greenpoint Gazette May 13, 2010 It’s been almost exactly five years to the day that the City Council passed the 2005 rezoning, promising, among other things, 28 acres of open space for the Williamsburg/ Greenpoint waterfront. The proposed plan, Bushwick Inlet Park, requires the city’s purchase of six separate parcels of land, followed by development […]

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Williamsburg Power Plant Bid Over

Brooklyn Daily January 31, 2010 Williamsburg residents are claiming victory and relief after the State Court of Appeals refused to hear TransGas Energy’s appeal to be allowed to build an underground power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront… Read more

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TransGas Appeals to Albany

NY Post November 4, 2009 Like costumed zombies parading throughout Williamsburg on Halloween, TransGas Energy’s (TGE) power plant proposal may rise from the dead yet again, as attorneys for the energy company filed an appeal this week with the New York Court of Appeals. Read more

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More Pains for Gas Giant

NY Post October 2, 2009 TransGas Energy Systems is planning another appeal after state Appellate Court judges unanimously dismissed the company’s proposal to construct a subterranean 1,110-megawatt power plant surrounded by parkland on the waterfront near N. 12th Street. Read more

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TransGas Appeal Fails in Court

NY Post October 1, 2009 TransGas Energy Systems lost its appeal to construct an underground 1,100-megawatt (MW) power plant on an eight-acre site off Kent Avenue and North 12th Street last week, further paving the way for an unobstructed network of parkland along the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront… Read more

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Parks Dept. Optimistic in Spite of Cuts

NY Post July 27, 2009 While budget cuts have made their way into every major city department, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation remains optimistic about its future. The Parks Department recently released some worrisome figures, including a loss of $37 million from 2009 to 2010. A $11 million loss from 2010 […]

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City Breaks Ground on Bushwick Inlet Park

NY Post July 6, 2009 The city broke ground today on the first phase of Bushwick Inlet Park on Kent Avenue between North 9th and North 10th Streets in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Mayor Bloomberg said the 28-acre park is part of a broader effort to transform the city’s waterfront… Read more

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Fiscal Crisis Guts City Park Plans

NY Post May 26, 2009 There’s not enough green in the city’s budget to fund New York’s biggest park projects, the Post has learned. Only two years ago, Mayor Bloomberg was hailed as a city green space champion after announcing a $386 million plan with fancy renderings to redo eight downtrodden parks through his sweeping […]

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City Breaks Park Pledge

NY Post June 2, 2008 Residents of northern Brooklyn say the city owes them a lot of green – about 50 acres worth. Three years ago, city officials promised to deliver Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents the new parkland while pushing through a controversial rezoning plan to bring high-rise housing to their waterfront. But today, while […]

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