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Where’s Our Park? Rally
May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
We are calling on the City of New York to create a funding plan for the entirety of Bushwick Inlet Park that will include line items in the coming fiscal year budget.
In 2016 Mayor de Blasio made history with his incredible rescue of the CitiStorage property from private sale. Since then all 27 acres of Bushwick Inlet Park lay in the taxpayers’ hands and 4 more acres are in development into usable park space. However, no funds been budgeted towards developing the remaining two-thirds of the park. Meanwhile the Department of City Planning recently reported that North Brooklyn created the most new housing units in the entire city. 20,000 units! Thousands more are in development now. 16 years ago the City promised to create 27-acre Bushwick Inlet Park to help mitigate against this massive increase in neighborhood density, for our health. But, only 10 acres are in the works or open. This is all the while our district open space ratio is stuck at .6 acres per 1,000 residents well below the city average of 1.8 acres.
The fiscal year 2022 budget is in the final stretch. We demand the City follow through on its commitment to fund the rest of the park.
Join us for a Where’s Our Park? Rally to amplify this demand. Our local elected representatives have got the ball rolling with a letter to the mayor. See you there!