City Too Poor to Build Promised Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn Paper July 22, 2011 Williamsburg’s largest waterfront park has stalled — perhaps permanently — because the city doesn’t have the cash to buy the land. City officials dropped a bombshell on community leaders last Thursday, revealing that they had no money and no timetable to buy several private properties off Kent Avenue and N. […]

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Williamsburg Park Plan Reversal Draws Ire

NY Daily News July 20, 2011 The city has shelved plans to buy property to make way for Williamsburg’s long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park, sparking outrage from local residents. In a letter to Mayor Bloomberg yesterday, politicians and advocates called the move a “shocking breach of trust” – since the 28-acre waterfront park was the centerpiece of open space pledged in […]

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