In 2005, Mayor Bloomberg 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. More than six years later, tens-of-thousands of new residents have moved in, but very little of Bushwick Inlet Park has materialized--and much of the land for the park has not even been acquired by the City. Recently, the Bloomberg administration completely reversed itself, and told local leaders that it had "no funding for" and "no schedule for" finishing the park.
Our park is in jeopardy. Our mission is to fight back, force Mayor Bloomberg to make good on his promise, and get Bushwick Inlet Park built so that North Brooklyn can finally have the open space it needs and deserves. Join us.
Both L magazine and Brooklyn 11211 have great write ups about the slow development of Bushwick Inlet Park – now 6 years after the initial promise made to the communities of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.