Another Great Victory for Bushwick Inlet Park and the Citizens of North Brooklyn!
At the October 18, 2017 Council District 33 Town Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Steve Levin at St. Francis College, the Mayor along with NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced that the City of New York will be committing over $17 million dollars to the further development of Bushwick Inlet Park. $9.8 million will go towards environmental remediation of the Motiva site (the strip of land around the Inlet itself) and $7.7 million towards construction of a permanent park space at 50 Kent (the new lawn between N10 and N11 that National Grid completed remediation on earlier this year). These funds are in addition to the $22 million that has already been allocated to demolition and environmental testing at the Bayside Fuel Oil site.
In 2005, the controversial rezoning of the Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront stipulated that the City of New York create at least 50 acres of park space to service the expanding community.
Almost 12 years later, tens-of-thousands of new residents have moved in to the developing area, but very little of the 27-acre Bushwick Inlet Park has been materialized.
On November 21, 2016, after extensive community activism and outcry asking, “WHERE’S OUR PARK?” The City of New York finalized a deal with the owner of the CitiStorage site, acquiring the final piece of land needed to realize the fully planned Bushwick Inlet Park. Read the story.
Now that the fight for the last piece of land is over, we begin a new phase of community activation. Please explore our site to learn more about the park and how you can help with developing of the rest of Bushwick Inlet Park.
A resounding thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio and to a passionate resilient coalition of our community, supporting organizations, and our elected Officials!