Warehouse Fire Revives Talk of a Promised Park
February 11, 2015
When Councilman Stephen Levin looks at the smoldering wreckage of the CitiStorage warehouse on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, waterfront, he sees a decade of broken promises.
In 2005, a rezoning of almost 200 blocks of Williamsburg and parts of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, allowed for the construction of high-end residential buildings along the water. As part of that deal, the community was promised a 28-acre green space to be called Bushwick Inlet Park.
The 11 acres occupied by the warehouse and a larger, adjacent storage building that did not burn were in the middle.//