Cheering on the future Bushwick Inlet Park

It was a long road to see a promise for Bushwick Inlet Park made by one mayor fulfilled by another mayor.

de Blasio Bushwick Inlet Park
Mayor de Blasio salutes the community effort that helped seal the deal for Bushwick Inlet Park. (also pictured l to r: Ward Dennis, NAG board member; Assemblyman Joe Lentol; Senator Daniel Squadron; and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney)

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.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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