GivingTuesday

Befriend Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Dear Park Friends, There are such good reasons to support your local open space friends group at Bushwick Inlet Park. Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park runs on 100% volunteer energy and your donations!   FBIP is a prime source of community engagement. Our newly created gardening committee revitalized 3 gardens through major bouts of weeding and […]

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MTA site with tower

Say No to MTA Development on the Inlet

This land is our land…no towers on what’s ours! The MTA wants to build a condo tower on publicly-owned land on our waterfront on 40 Quay Street in Greenpoint. No to selling 2 acres of precious land along the shore of Bushwick Inlet – in the heart of our park – to help bail out […]

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Luis Garden Acosta

Luis Garden Acosta: A Giant Friend of Bushwick Inlet Park & North Brooklyn

Last Tuesday we lost a pillar in our North Brooklyn community, Luis Garden Acosta, the legendary founder of “El Puente” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a pioneering youth development organization that defies any simple description.  Luis was an environmental leader, a community activist, an organizer, an educator and a beloved friend.  Here is a quote from Luis’ […]

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Bushwick Inlet Park Masterplan rendering from NYC Open Space Master Plan

Tanks, But No Tanks

The tanks take up 1.4 acres of proposed open space as well as block pure access and key sight lines to the East River and Bushwick Inlet waterfront. Not only did the community fight tooth and nail to save the CitiStorage site, but it also spent 9 years warding off a massive power plant planned […]

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Oyster Bed

As Storms Get Bigger, Oyster Reefs Can Help Protect Shorelines

Smithsonian January 10, 2018 By Emily Matchar Municipalities and military bases are using the bivalve to defend against flooding and damage from climate change-driven storms About the benefits of oyster restoration. FBIP very pleased to be doing our part in Bushwick Inlet. Thanks as always to our friends at Billion Oyster Project, NY Harbor School, […]

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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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Offer Form for CitiStorage

FBIP Submits City’s Offer to Cushman & Wakefield

Today on Behalf of the City of New York FBIP Has Submitted Their Generous & Fair Offer of $100 Million Dollars to Norm Brodsky through Cushman & Wakefield’s Brokered Auction!  Also Cushman’s Marketing Brochure for the Property Contained Errors & Omissions, So We Created & Submitted an Updated One! Dear Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, […]

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CitiStorage Site for Sale

Assessing the City’s $100,000,000 Offer by Valuing the CitiStorage Property Based on Recent Industrial Property Sales in Brooklyn & Queens

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn have taken a close look at the recent heavy industrial real estate market in Brooklyn and Queens to see how the City’s $100,000,000 offer for the CitiStorage property stacks up. The analysis below reveals that the City’s offer is close to the […]

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