Warehouse Fire Revives Talk of a Promised Park

NY Times
February 11, 2015

When Councilman Stephen Levin looks at the smoldering wreckage of the CitiStorage warehouse on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, waterfront, he sees a decade of broken promises.

In 2005, a rezoning of almost 200 blocks of Williamsburg and parts of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, allowed for the construction of high-end residential buildings along the water. As part of that deal, the community was promised a 28-acre green space to be called Bushwick Inlet Park.

The 11 acres occupied by the warehouse and a larger, adjacent storage building that did not burn were in the middle.//

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