Fire Heats Up Demand For the Completion of Bushwick Inlet Park

Bedford and Bowery February 27, 2015 For 10 years, the residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg have been waiting patiently for the City to fulfill its promise of Bushwick Inlet Park, a 28-acre expanse of open, leafy space located along the North Brooklyn waterfront. This month, in the wake of a colossal warehouse fire, they’ve started to […]

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Flowers or Towers at CitiStorage Lot? Activists Plan City Hall Rally

Greenpointers February 26, 2015 A couple of weeks ago we reported a war was brewing at the former CitiStorage site, and while the flames have died down, the heat is on to reclaim our parkland. So Greenpointers got your skewers sharpened yet? If not, you better arm yourselves because it’s roasting time and you’re not going to […]

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Residents Hope Fire Will Spur Stronger Rallying Cry for Bushwick Inlet Park

Greenpoint Gazette February 18, 2015 With the CitiStorage fire under control, residents are planning a massive rallying effort to renew the call on the city to honor its commitment of providing park space along the entire Williamsburg waterfront. On Thursday, dozens of residents made their way to the Open Space Alliance’s monthly meeting, at El […]

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Fire Sparks Renewed Demand to Complete Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn Paper February 17, 2015 It burned down, and now they are burning up. The city must deliver on its 10-year-old promise to turn a recently burned-down storage facility on the East River in Williamsburg into a park, and it should spend the $100 million necessary to buy the property it needs to get the job done, […]

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RALLY FOR BUSHWICK INLET PARK PLANNING MEETING- MON. FEB. 16th 7:30pm at Dirck the Norseman, 7 N.15th St. (Kent Ave)

Come to an ORGANIZING/STRATEGY meeting to help put the rally and follow-up campaign together. The Bushwick Inlet Park Rally at City Hall is planned for Thursday March 12th (time TBA). We need:  PR, graphics, flyer/poster design, printing, social media, creative ideas for demonstrations and community-wide outreach (buildings, orgs, schools, churches…) Come and find out how you […]

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Warehouse Fire Revives Talk of a Promised Park

NY Times February 11, 2015 When Councilman Stephen Levin looks at the smoldering wreckage of the CitiStorage warehouse on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, waterfront, he sees a decade of broken promises. In 2005, a rezoning of almost 200 blocks of Williamsburg and parts of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, allowed for the construction of high-end residential buildings along the water. As […]

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Massive Williamsburg Fire Sparks Hope for Long Promised Park

DNA Info February 4, 2015 Local residents are hoping a long-promised park will rise out of the ashes of Saturday’s still-smoldering waterfront fire. A CitiStorage building went up in flames over the weekend, with documents feeding the blaze that firefighters continued to battle on Wednesday, according to FDNY. Aside from discussing potential health issues, residents have also […]

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