As far as broken dreams and empty promises go, things have been pretty quiet around this site since Occupy the Inlet got busy with demonstrations in August.
Open space activists rarely sit still, however, being champions of movement and activity (ideally on a well-appointed lawn). Here are a few recent developments in the saga of the hotly anticipated Bushwick Inlet Park.
1. Midtown Equities is selling one of its properties in downtown Brooklyn for $200 million, which is also, coincidentally, the amount it would need to purchase the CitiStorage property from owner Norm Brodsky. Continue reading
Got your kayaks and kites ready? If you don’t, better hurry up! This Sunday, the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park are about to make history and they want you in on the action.
This Sunday, August 9th between 12:30 and 2pm, Occupy the Inlet intends to fill up Bushwick Inlet’s waters with as many boats and kayaks as possible. The goal is to put the screws on City Hall to fulfill its promised 28 acre waterfront park before it’s turned into more luxury residential developments.
“The park is being held hostage from us,” says Steve Chesler, a local activist. “We’re getting angrier. Our base has been growing. We’re not going to relent until the administration starts talking about it and engaging our reps in the community.”
Since the suspicious 7 alarm fire in February that clogged streets with soot and charred medical records, the fate of CitiStorage’s 11 acre site has been the subject of intense debate. Continue reading
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