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Fight continues over Brooklyn Bridge Park development

Lawyers for the city, residents square off in court today

July 18, 2014 08:45AM

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From left: Bill de Blasio, a rendering for a proposed development at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park

From left: Bill de Blasio and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn residents who oppose the mayor’s plan to build below-market-rate apartments in Brooklyn Bridge Park are scheduled to meet the city’s lawyers in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday.

A judge will hear a motion to block the city from selecting a developer for the site, according to the Wall Street Journal.

While Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed building a development in the 85-acre waterfront park, residents are trying to reduce the size and scope of the project, and possibly even scrap the plan to build new housing altogether.

Initially, the new developments were supposed to help pay for park operations. Under de Blasio’s plans, less money would flow into the park than originally expected. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is run by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation, a city-controlled not-for-profit. [WSJ] – Claire Moses

  • cobbblehillite

    we need to pay for the amazing beautiful park. should be market-rate with a big tax to directly go the park for maintenance

  • Why ruin a good thing?

    It is like building a mini low income housing project in the “Plaza” Condominium on Central Park South. Or make every townhouse owner take in a low income person, sounds like a bad idea.

  • Littlest bird

    Please consider signing the online petition to Save Pier 6; you will be joining 3,000 other park lovers …

    http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-de-blasio-stop-brooklyn-bridge-park-pier-6-development-gone-awry

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