Dewey Thompson on Being Creative and Persistent

Waterfront Alliance August 9, 2015 Dewey Thompson is the president and founder of the North Brooklyn Boat Club, and one of the organizers of “Occupy the Inlet,” a rally by land and by water that took place on August 9, 2015 to draw attention to the city’s unfulfilled, 10-year-old promise to build Bushwick Inlet Park, […]

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Protesters occupy Bushwick Inlet in continued fight for park

Greenpoint Star August 11, 2015 Amidst talk that a development deal to construct a mall or high-rise tower atop the proposed 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park site could be on the horizon, over 200 community members occupied the waters of Bushwick Inlet in waterborne protest over the weekend. “It’s a rumor, but it made us feel […]

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Surf and no turf! Residents rally on river for promised parkland

Brooklyn Paper August 11, 2015 They rocked the boat! Dozens of Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents stormed Bushwick Inlet by land and sea on Sunday to demand the city deliver a park it promised to build on the waterfront a decade ago. Around 40 protesters on canoes and kayaks paddled into the cove near Kent Avenue […]

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Boaters to “Occupy the Inlet” to save a Brooklyn park

Metro NY August 5, 2015 A mini-armada of Brooklynites who want to see a waterfront park in Bushwick will “occupy” the waters near it on Sunday. Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park is calling on people with kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other human-powered watercraft to meet up in the waters off Kent Avenue at North 14th Street. The Williamsburg-Bushwick […]

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Williamsburg and Greenpoint Locals to Rally for Completed Waterfront Park

DNAinfo August 4, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Dozens of locals are expected to invade the Williamsburg waterfront Sunday — both on land and in the water — demanding that the city fulfill its promises to complete the Bushwick Inlet Park. Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents have been rallying for months, asking that Mayor Bill de Blasio follow through […]

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