From the Daily News:
...coalition members say more parkland is needed to offset the higher density development ushered in by the sweeping downtown Jamaica rezoning.
The rallying point for the coalition is the so-called “signature” park local leaders claim the city promised when it was pushing for the rezoning before the Council approved the plan in 2007.
“Under the proposed plan, a plaza would be created on the west side of Sutphin Blvd., between 94th and 95th Aves.,” according to a city report.
The park was a major selling point that led residents to back the rezoning plan, said local Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans).
“What they failed to let people know was that they hadn’t fully funded it — and they failed to let me know,” said Comrie, noting he has pressed the city to make good on its pledge.
You mean the city lied in order to get a massive upzoning to pass? Hey, wait - they did it to Brooklyn, too! When will we learn?