It was a long road to see a promise for Bushwick Inlet Park made by one mayor fulfilled by another mayor.
It took more than a decade to purchase all of 27 acres of waterfront property to make up for North Brooklyn’s deficiency of green space per capita. There still is a lot of work to do, but Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, and Open Space Alliance wanted a celebration to thank the elected leaders they had urged on.
It was a cold snowy day, and the irony of this wasn’t lost, as it was mentioned first thing that a park celebration should be conducted on a warm sunshiny day. There was enough joy and free hot cocoa and coffee, in addition to the hope for the future to let the sunshine in.