Thursday, April 10, 2014

Revisiting The Housing Issue At Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pols Ask De Blasio to Nix High-Rise Apartments in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Whether or not this effort is successful, it is worthy. Shoehorning those two towers into two small lots at the foot of Pier 6 was never a great plan.
"A group of local pols is urging Mayor de Blasio find an alternative way to finance Brooklyn Bridge Park — one that doesn't include building two more high rise towers at Pier 6. They wrote a letter to the mayor on April 7, expressing their opposition to the "breakneck speed" of housing construction at Pier 6 and asked the new administration to "work collaboratively on alternative park financing, rather than moving forward with the Bloomberg plan," The New York Times reported. State Senator Daniel Squadron, State Assemblywoman Joan Millman, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez, and City Council members Steve Levin and Brad Lander all signed the letter."

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