CB1 Approves Resolution Against Ever Rezoning CitiStorage Property!

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Good News! This week Community Board #1 passed a resolution against ever rezoning the CitiStorage Property for residential or enhanced commercial development! The resolution...   Read More

Brooklyn Councilman ‘Absolutely’ Backs State Takeover of Land for Bushwick Inlet Park

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Patch.com May 20, 2016 Stephen Levin said either the city or the state should use eminent domain to take land that would complete the...   Read More

State could sieze land to finish Bushwick Inlet Park, fine city $1M a year for not buiilding it

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Brooklyn Paper May 16, 2016 This is one way to get a park looking like a million bucks. The state could seize a Williamsburg...   Read More

Squadron & Dennis: Community deserves its promised park: To fund it, consider borrowing a trick from de Blasio’s proposed BQX streetcar

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NY Daily News Opinion Senator Daniel Squadron & FBIP’s Ward Dennis May 14, 2016 n 2005, the city approved a major rezoning in Greenpoint...   Read More

New York State may use eminent domain to acquire land to build long-delayed park in Williamsburg

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NY Daily News May 12, 2016 After years of stalling on a park the city promised to build in Williamsburg, local pols are trying...   Read More

Letter to Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council

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Brooklyn Rail by Jane Jacobs May 1, 2005 Repost from 11 years ago around what would have been the 100th birthday of the author....   Read More

Park activists, Beep: Use giant office complex to fund Bushwick Inlet Park

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Brooklyn Paper April 18, 2016 By Madeline Anthony The city should use property taxes from a controversial office complex planned for the Williamsburg waterfront...   Read More

BP Approves Williamsburg Rezoning, Urges Completion of Waterfront Park

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DNAinfo April 12, 2016 by Gwynne Hogan WILLIAMSBURG — The Brooklyn borough president gave his stamp of approval for a rezoning along the Williamsburg waterfront that...   Read More

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

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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...   Read More

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

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 22, 2016 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle Will this actually help industrial businesses in New York City? The critics...   Read More

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

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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...   Read More

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