Ten years ago, when the Williamsburg/Greenpoint waterfront was rezoned to pave the way for high rise condos, the city offered one concession to this neighborhood. They promised us a park at the Bushwick Inlet but the government has still not made good on it’s promise. Now, a key parcel of that land may be sold to developers cutting our promised park into two tiny segments with a high rise in between.
As you can see here, we have the lowest per capita parkspace in the city. And if you think we are crowded now, imagine how dense it’s going to become as more and more towers go up in coming years.
Get involved with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and tell DeBlasio we want more grass, not glass. A promise is a promise!