TNYW: Is Bushwick Inlet Park getting bigger?

by GWAPP on

Yesterday, The New York World had an article–More pieces added to pricey Bushwick Inlet Park puzzle–discussing that the de Blasio administration is in negotiations to purchase the Motiva parcels (in green below.) From the article:

Bushwick Inlet Park has been slow to grow, largely because of difficulties in purchasing land from private owners. As The New York World reported in 2011, the Bloomberg administration committed to spend $200 million to buy other portions of the site — properties city lawyers had earlier claimed ought to have cost only $20 million.

For those that recall, the City made a promise of an uninterrupted waterfront from Williamsburg to the Manhattan Ave end of Greenpoint as part of the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning agreement. Nine years later, only a few parcels have been created–such as (a portion of) Bushwick Inlet Park and Transmitter Park. Worse yet, several parcels are still under private ownership, a huge hinderance to the City as the price of waterfront real estate has exploded.

Read the full TNYW story: More pieces added to pricey Bushwick Inlet Park puzzle

Google Map courtesy of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park. Used with permission.

The image above is from the GWAPP post, Bushwick Inlet Park – Who Owns What



The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.