Bushwick Inlet Park - Bayside behind fence & razor wire

PA James, Speaker Mark-Viverito Introduce Bill to Track City Commitments to Communities

Public Advocate for the City of New York March 22, 2016 Today, Public Advocate Letitia James and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito introduced legislation that will create a publicly available tracking system for any commitments made by New York City in connection with a development project going through the City’s land use approval process (ULURP). The […]

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25 Kent Ave

Proposed zoning change related to Williamsburg’s 25 Kent Ave. office project is criticized at Borough Hall hearing

Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 22, 2016 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle Will this actually help industrial businesses in New York City? The critics don’t think so. A City Planning Department proposal to tweak the zoning in a 14-block industrial section of Williamsburg came under criticism Monday night at a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure […]

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Steve Levin at City Hall Rally

Striking oil: City buys Bayside Depot, expands Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn Paper March 11, 2016 by Allegra Hobbs It’s Bushwick Inlet Park’s Louisiana Purchase! The city has finally purchased a chunk of Williamsburg waterfront property on N. 12th Street it has for years promised to convert into green space as part of the long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park — adding about six football fields of space […]

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Where's Our Park?

City Purchases Another Portion of Bushwick Inlet Park: Records Show

DNAinfo March 10, 2016 by Gywnne Hogan GREENPOINT — The 27-acre waterfront park, promised to North Brooklyn residents by the city in 2005, is one step closer to becoming a reality. The city finalized the purchase of a portion of the future park located at 1 N. 12th St. Wednesday, forking over $53 million to the to Bayside Oil Fuel Depot Corp., according to […]

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Nat Geo Urban Parks

How Urban Parks Are Bringing Nature Close to Home

National Geographic April 2016 Full article. “We have got to bring the natural world back to the people, rather than have them live in an environment where everything is paved over with concrete.” …This is the urban park of today. Unlike the neatly drawn public spaces of an earlier age, these parks are reclaimed from […]

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Funeral for a Deal

Activism and the Environment Spotlighted at Greenpoint Film Festival

DNAinfo March 7, 2016 by Gwynne Hogan   GREENPOINT — Coming up next week, the fifth annual Greenpoint Film Festival will tackle pollution in local waterways and community activism, alongside international works. Narrative, documentary, environmental and experimental shorts and features will screen at the Wythe Hotel from March 17 to 20 along with panel discussions. Local activists with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park who are […]

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Where's Our Park?

Local Pols Demand Mayor Step Up on Promise of Bushwick Inlet Park

DNAinfo March 1, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — Local elected officials demand a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss the city’s promise to build a 30 acre park on the North Brooklyn waterfront. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg the city agreed to buy private land to build Bushwick Inlet Park in 2005 in exchange for the community’s cooperation rezoning the […]

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