“We just officially closed on the last parcel for Bushwick Inlet Park. We keep our promises to New Yorkers,” tweeted Mayor de Blasio. It took a dozen years and two mayors to give green space starved North Brooklyn another much needed park.
Community Board 1 Chair Dealice Fuller stated, “Since the 2005 rezoning our community has added tens of thousands of new residents, but the creation of new open space has not kept pace with the influx of new people. We are highly pleased that the Administration finally lived up to its promises and acquired the parcels that comprised the CitiStorage site. With the NYC Parks now leading the charge, we can begin moving forward to make this park a true reality.”
“We’re elated and very happy there’s finality to this phase of the Bushwick Inlet Park. It is a win-win for the owner and the community. We look forward to the remediation, design, and building. We are grateful to the Mayor,” said Steve Chesler, Vice Chair Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park