Jens Rasmussen

What the CitiStorage Property is Worth and Why No One In Their Right Mind Will Overpay for It

Press Release from Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park June 9, 2016 Download A recent press report noted that the “leading” estimate of the value of the CitiStorage property is $77-92 million dollars. The City just offered the owner Norman Brosdky $100,000,000 to turn it into parkland. Brodsky has not publicly indicated that he will accept […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio

City Makes Offer for CitiStorage Site!

  June 9, 2016 The de Blasio administration has offered the owners of the last unacquired parcel a very generous $100 million for their property!  All await the owners response. We applaud the mayor for this aggressive move towards completing Bushwick Inlet Park. We also thank our elected officials for their unrelenting support on this […]

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Kim Fraser & FBIP at CB1

CB1 Approves Resolution Against Ever Rezoning CitiStorage Property!

Good News! This week Community Board #1 passed a resolution against ever rezoning the CitiStorage Property for residential or enhanced commercial development! The resolution demands the City fulfill its promise from the 2005 Greenpoint Williamsburg rezoning plan to create a full contiguous Bushwick Inlet Park on the East River Waterfront. We can’t thank the board […]

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New York City

Mayor de Blasio Allocates $17.5M for Development of Bushwick Inlet Park

Office of the Mayor October 31, 2017 Allocation allows crucial renovation of two parcels of parkland and further the development of Bushwick Inlet Park NEW YORK—The de Blasio administration and NYC Parks today celebrated the recently-announced allocation of $17.5 million from Mayor Bill de Blasio for the development and remediation of two parcels of parkland […]

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Bill de Blasio & Steve Levin

De Blasio doles out crowd pleasers at Brooklyn Heights town hall

New York City has already purchased two sites for Bushwick Inlet Park for $160 million. Now, de Blasio said, the city will be investing an additional $17 million to “bring it online right away.” De Blasio urged his commissioners to “speed it up.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle October 21, 2017 Money for parks, new schools, youth […]

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Make Music New York

NYC Parks Presents: Arts, Culture & Fun Make Music New York Join us as we admire the skyline views on the East River while the cello community performs a special composition by Adam Cuthbert for Make Music New York Day.

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CitiStorage Mural

City Closes $160M Deal for Last Piece of Bushwick Inlet Park

DNAinfo April 19, 2017 By Gwynne Hogan WILLIAMSBURG — The city closed a $160 million deal to buy the last piece of property it needed to complete the sprawling 27-acre waterfront Bushwick Inlet ParkWednesday, touting the deal as proof that the mayor’s office would stick to its word. “Today’s acquisition is proof positive that we keep our promises,” […]

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New York City

City Completes Acquisition of Final Parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park

City of New York April 19, 2017 NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today announced that the City has closed on the acquisition of the CitiStorage site, which is a major step forward in completing Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn. In December, the City announced that it would acquire the $160-million, 11-acre parcel of land, allowing for […]

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Proponents of Bushwick Inlet Park triumphant as final piece falls into place

Brooklyn Daily Eagle December 19, 2016 Political Leaders Join Neighborhood Activists and Property Owners to Announce Way Forward for Waterfront Park By Andy Katz A promise longstanding from City Hall to the residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg was finally fulfilled as Mayor Bill de Blasio joined other elected officials, business leaders and neighborhood activists on […]

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City acquires land needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park

News 12 Brooklyn December 17, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG – The city has reached an agreement to buy the final piece of land necessary to complete the Bushwick Inlet Park, exciting members of the community. The $160 million land acquisition was needed to create the full 27-acre park that was promised to the community back in 2005. […]

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Bushwick Inlet Park Masterplan rendering from NYC Open Space Master Plan

“Maker Park” – For the Record

As many of you have seen, a group by the name of Maker Park is holding a “Design Display” meeting on Tuesday evening. “Maker Park” is a proposal to supplant the Bushwick Inlet Park masterplan with a new plan that would retain the tanks and buildings at the Bayside Fuel Oil site, repurposing these relics […]

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Bushwick Inlet Park Masterplan rendering from NYC Open Space Master Plan

Success for Bushwick Inlet Park – Now What?

Waterfront Alliance December 2, 2016 On November 22, the Brooklyn waterfront communities of Williamsburg and Greenpoint erupted in cheers at the City’s announcement of a deal to acquire 11 acres known as the CitiStorage site. This stretch of waterfront land, purchased for $160 million after lengthy negotiations with the owner, will allow Bushwick Inlet Park […]

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