[Bushwick Inlet] park is being built where Williamsburg meets Greenpoint at North 9th Street, right next to the East River Park and only a block away from the fire this weekend at Rosenwach Wood Tank Company. It's the first of three promised parks for the area during the mayor's 2005 campaign, this one coming on top of land formerly used for a rental car storage lot and not long ago considered for a power plant.
The city says that the first phase of the park "will include the construction of a synthetic turf multipurpose field for soccer, football, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby, and ultimate frisbee."
Bloomberg said, "It will be latest but not the last new park we're bringing to this part of Brooklyn and the latest but not the last waterfront park we're bringing to New York City."
What if you:
a) don't live in Brooklyn?
b) don't live on the waterfront?
c) don't make a deal to allow developers to build 40-story towers in your neighborhood in return for parkland?
You get shit. (It's also nice that Brooklyn escaped their proposed power plant but Astoria didn't.)
Note that even if you are lucky enough to get a park, it must come with toxic fake turf.
You gotta love being a New Yorker.