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NYC pols push Mayor de Blasio to use eminent domain for land to build Brooklyn park: ‘No more broken promises’

NY Daily News August 8, 2016 By Ellen Durkin Pols and residents are asking Mayor de Blasio to use eminent domain to get land needed for a long promised but never delivered park on the Williamsburg waterfront. The administration offered Norm Brodsky, who owns the CitiStorage site needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park, $100 million […]

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Community leaders call on city to seize CitiStorage site with eminent domain

City Hall’s offer of $100M for Norman Brodsky’s Williamsburg property expired Monday The Real Deal August 8, 2016 Brooklyn politicians and park advocates are urging the city to use eminent domain to seize Norman Brodsky’s CitiStorage site on the Williamsburg/Greenpoint waterfront. Brodsky’s parcel at Kent Avenue and North 11th Street is the last puzzle piece […]

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Bushwick Inlet Park

Deadline passes on deal to secure land for Bushwick Inlet Park

Politico August 8, 2016 By Emily Julia Roche and Sally Goldenberg The deadline for a deal that would secure the final piece of land needed for the Bushwick Inlet Park passed without resolution on Monday, bringing dozens of protesters and advocates to demonstrate on the steps of City Hall. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and state sen. […]

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Bushwick Inlet Park advocates urge city to seize CitiStorage site

Site owner Norman Brodsky let the city’s $100 million offer for the 11-acre site expire Curbed August 8, 2016 By Ameena Walker The advocates fighting for Bushwick Inlet Park have had enough. According to DNAinfo, local politicians along with other park supporters are urging the city to seize Norman Brodsky’s CitiStorage site, the last piece of land needed […]

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Seize CitiStorage Property by Eminent Domain to Build Park, Advocates Urge

DNAinfo August 8, 2016 By Gwynne Hogan CITY HALL — Advocates and local politicians are calling on the city to seize the last piece of waterfront property it needs in order to complete a 27-acre waterfront park using eminent domain. The city’s $100 million offer to property owner Norman Brodsky for the CitiStorage site at Kent Avenue and North 11 Street on the Williamsburg/Greenpoint Waterfront expired on […]

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Want to Relax in One of New York City’s Parks? Join the Crowd

New York Times August 3, 2016 Staircases were barred. People could barely move. Workers implored everyone to quit stepping on the flowers. “There’s seriously an insane amount of people here,” exclaimed Brian Ciccotelli, 35, a sales training manager, who posted a video on YouTube. This mass of humanity was not rushing toward commuter buses or trains, […]

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