DeBlasio takes a stand on Bushwick Inlet Park

by GWAPP on

According to a December 2015 report in Crain’s New York, although sources say the Mayor’s office was once seemingly friendly to a compromise that would involve developing residential space on the site of Bushwick Inlet Park, City Hall is now denying being open to development there. “The administration would never accept a rezoning here that did not have the support of the Councilman and community,” a spokesman for the Mayor said.

What does this mean? According to Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, as big time developers are being lured into the fray, the City for the first time is taking a stand against rezoning the CitiStorage property. FBIP’ers say this is a huge development that makes the property less viable to prospective buyers and creates a more favorable environment for the City to acquire it.

Meanwhile, as the one year Anniversary of the CitiStorage Fire approaches and the fight to Save Bushwick Inlet Park from being sold to developers continues, here’s a recap of the year’s events:



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.