City Breaks Park Pledge
June 2, 2008
Residents of northern Brooklyn say the city owes them a lot of green – about 50 acres worth.
Three years ago, city officials promised to deliver Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents the new parkland while pushing through a controversial rezoning plan to bring high-rise housing to their waterfront.
But today, while much of an anticipated 10,000 units of new condos and apartments are up or in the works, hardly any of the pledged open space has yet to be delivered to the former industrial area – or is even under construction…