Bushwick Inlet Park Must Be Saved

Greenpoint Gazette
March 6, 2015

A Chance to Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Salute the Future

Along the shores of the East River, in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, from N9th to N15th Street at Bushwick Inlet, lies a stretch of prime waterfront land, its fate undetermined. The history of this shoreline mirrors the story of our city and nation: from natural habitat long ago, to farmland for a new nation, to the Industrial Revolution bringing heavy industry to these North Brooklyn shores: pottery, glass and metal works, ship building and sugar refineries. The river’s edge was a land of smoky factories and busy commerce with freight trains loading up at the piers…

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