Brooklyn Councilman: Build a Park Not Housing

Crain’s New York
March 10, 2015

City Councilman Stephen Levin wants to put a halt to developers’ plans to build on an 11-acre parcel, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, along the Williamsburg waterfront that the city promised to turn into a park.

Mr. Levin said he plans to hold a rally on Thursday on the steps of City Hall to call for the city to purchase the site and convert it to a park. The new green space would become a part of Bushwick Inlet Park. The site is currently home to a warehouse owned and occupied by a file-storage business called CitiStorage that partially burned down last month.

“The city can’t afford not to do this,” Mr. Levin said. “This speaks to the credibility of our local government and my credibility as a City Council member whether we can do the things we say we’re going to do.”…

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