Bushwick Inlet

New York Buys Last Tract for Williamsburg Waterfront Park for $160 Million

New York Times November 24, 2016 A patchwork of weeds, rusted refineries, dilapidated warehouses and pollution-soaked land along the East River in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn has long held the unfulfilled dream of local residents. For more than a decade, New York City officials have promised to transform the industrial wasteland into a 28-acre […]

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CitiStorage Building

Pieces in Place for Brooklyn Waterfront Park

Wall Street Journal November 22, 2016 City to pay $160 million for final parcel of land needed for Bushwick Inlet Park New York City struck a deal to buy the final piece of land for a long-promised park along the Brooklyn waterfront. It agreed to pay $160 million for a storage complex that was badly damaged in […]

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Bushwick Inlet Center

City buys last piece of land needed to build Bushwick Inlet Park

NY Daily News November 22, 2016 The city has finally struck a deal to buy the last chunk of land it needs to build Brooklyn’s long-delayed Bushwick Inlet Park, Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday. The de Blasio administration will pay $160 million under an agreement reached Monday for the site of the former CitiStorage warehouse, […]

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Bushwick Inlet Park Soccer Field & CitiStorage

City reaches $160 million deal for last piece of Bushwick Inlet Park

Crain’s November 22, 2016 Acquisition comes after months of tense negotiations for CitiStorage site The city has reached a $160 million deal to purchase the final parcel of waterfront property needed to create Bushwick Inlet Park, a planned 25-acre green space in Williamsburg. The city is buying an 11-acre site occupied by CitiStorage. One of […]

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Adam Perlmutter, Kim Fraser & Katherine Thompson on NY1

City Purchases Final Land Chunk for Bushwick Inlet Park

NY1 November 22, 2016 The city has made a deal to acquire the final piece of land needed for a long-promised park in Brooklyn. NY1’s Lori Chung filed the following report. The CitiStorage site in Williamsburg will soon be under city ownership, and ultimately, the land that will finally complete Bushwick Inlet Park. “We’re going […]

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Fire Anniversary Rally - Presser at CitiStorage

How the Completed Bushwick Inlet Park Will Change Williamsburg

Brownstoner November 22, 2016 The long-promised and highly anticipated Bushwick Inlet Park is finally going to become a reality. The city has struck a deal to purchase the last 7.5 acres needed to complete the 28-acre Williamsburg park from developer Norm Brodsky for $160 million, the city announced Tuesday. The final price is well below […]

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Kim Fraser on New 12 Brooklyn

Bushwick Inlet Park inches closer to becoming a reality

News 12 Brooklyn November 22, 2016 Bushwick Inlet Park is finally closer to becoming a reality as the city has acquired the final parcel of land that was standing in the way of the 28-acre waterfront park. The last piece of land was a giant blue warehouse owned by real estate developer Norm Brodsky. After […]

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City finally acquires last parcel needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn Daily Eagle November 22, 2016 ‘Big win’ for park-starved North Brooklyn Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city had finally reached a deal to acquire the 11-acre CitiStorage site on the Williamsburg waterfront, allowing it to complete the long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park. CitiStorage site owner Norm Brodsky will receive $160 million […]

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City Finally Acquires CitiStorage Site To Complete Long-Delayed Bushwick Inlet Park

Gothamist November 22, 2016 The city has reached a $160 million deal with multi-millionaire entrepreneur Norm Brodsky, who for over a decade stood between North Brooklyn residents and their dream of a 28-acre park at Bushwick Inlet. Former-Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised the park during a 2005 Brooklyn waterfront rezoning that paved the way for luxury condominium development. […]

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