Monday, November 29, 2010

Hearing re Alternatives to Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Our neighborhood is growing, there are more young families every year and there is enormous demand for recreational space for all ages and in all seasons.

The Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood looks forward to the completion of the park, which will become a cherished amenity.

We appreciate the challenges in getting the park built and maintaining it going forward. However, we fear that fundamental principles are being compromised by the proposal to locate private housing in the park in order to generate income for maintenance.

We oppose the development of housing and hotels in the park. We feel that the park should contain only such uses as can be utilized by all visitors. Our communities need recreation and relaxation space - the Brooklyn Bridge Park is a unique opportunity and we look forward to working with all stakeholders to identify sources of revenue that will sustain the park's ongoing operations as an alternative to the proposed housing.

Please come to the hearing tomorrow night and express opposition to housing and support for recreation in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 6pm – 8pm
Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks Street Avram Conference Center, 1st floor

1 comment:

  1. COWNA wonderfully articulated it and the Cobble Hill Association agrees. Brooklyn needs another park, but it must not be built as a backyard for luxury condos. Yes to the park, No to housing. Let's get year-round active recreation there to generate revenue instead!