De Blasio Administration Won’t Commit to Bloomberg Promises on Parks

Observer
May 26, 2015

Mitchell Silver, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Parks Commissioner, today refused to guarantee concerned council members that the administration would meet explicit promises Mayor Michael Bloomberg made about the creation of one Brooklyn park and the refurbishment of another.

Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin hammered Mr. Silver in a Committee on Parks budget hearing about Bushwick Inlet Park, a promised 28-acre East River green space Mr. Bloomberg’s administration packaged with the 2005 rezoning of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront for development. A decade later, the city has completed a soccer field in one part of the park’s outlined footprint and is still acquiring land to develop the rest….

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