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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50 Kent Permanent Design Rendering

Designs for Bushwick Inlet, Box Street Parks Unveiled to Mixed Feedback

Greenpoint Post November 2, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan The city has taken a significant step forward in the development of two long-promised North Brooklyn parks, with NYC Parks unveiling designs yesterday for both Bushwick Inlet Park and Box Street Park. NYC Parks spoke to the projects during Community Board 1’s Parks Committee meeting, where they […]

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Oyster Monitoring at Bushwick Inlet

Counting Oysters In Brooklyn June 11, 2018 By Jamie Hook The Billion Oyster Project tests the waters of Bushwick Inlet Park New York’s love affair with the oyster goes back far beyond the founding of America, beyond even the first settlements of the Dutch, to the days of the Lenape Indians. Prodigious consumers of oysters, the Lenape discarded […]

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Bushwick Inlet Popup Park

Bushwick Inlet Popup Park Opens May 26th!

1.8 acres of new lush green open space will be available to the public at the 50 Kent Ave site between N11th & N12th Streets starting this weekend. There will be major room to spread out & lounge & picnic, plus there is a ton of programming planned such as yoga, movies, badminton, ultimate frisbee, stargazing, […]

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Greenpoint Williamsburg Waterfront Master Plan Map

You Bet Your BIP

Go Green BK March 1, 2018 By Jaime Hook A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF BUSHWICK INLET PARK. The story of New York City, as told by its parks, would be a colorful drama, filled with desperate characters, built on moments of both broad comedy and cliffhanging suspense. In this telling, Bushwick Inlet Park is one key […]

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Envisioning Bushwick Inlet Park Seminar Panel

How to Create a World-Class Park for the Ages?

The Greenline February 1, 2018 First in a series of monthly talks to engage community’s input in planning Bushwick Inlet Park Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park hopes its winter discussion series will play a vital role in helping to prepare Greenpoint-Williamsburg residents for the park scoping meetings to occur in spring.  The first talk was […]

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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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Aerial view of Bushwick Inlet Park

Envisioning Bushwick Inlet Park: What’s In Store for the Park in 2018 January 11, 2018 By Lucie Levine The community organization Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park has been fighting for green space in North Brooklyn since 2005. That year, the City rezoned Greenpoint and Williamsburg, leading to frenzied development in both neighborhoods. At the time of the Rezoning, the City promised to compensate North Brooklyn by […]

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New York City

Mayor de Blasio Allocates $17.5M for Development of Bushwick Inlet Park

Office of the Mayor October 31, 2017 Allocation allows crucial renovation of two parcels of parkland and further the development of Bushwick Inlet Park NEW YORK—The de Blasio administration and NYC Parks today celebrated the recently-announced allocation of $17.5 million from Mayor Bill de Blasio for the development and remediation of two parcels of parkland […]

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Bill de Blasio & Steve Levin

De Blasio doles out crowd pleasers at Brooklyn Heights town hall

New York City has already purchased two sites for Bushwick Inlet Park for $160 million. Now, de Blasio said, the city will be investing an additional $17 million to “bring it online right away.” De Blasio urged his commissioners to “speed it up.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle October 21, 2017 Money for parks, new schools, youth […]

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