From the NY Post:
Higher-office hopefuls David Yassky and Bill de Blasio, who got thousands in campaign donations from boosters of Brooklyn Bridge Park, helped get $3 million in capital funds to develop the waterfront area, records show.
City Councilmen Yassky, running for city comptroller, and de Blasio, running for public advocate, led the Brooklyn delegation in sponsoring the funding from last year's council capital budget.
Campaign-finance records show Yassky received roughly $25,000 from board members and advisory-board members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, which supports the makeover. De Blasio took in roughly $14,000 from conservancy members.
Brush up on your Brooklyn Bridge Park history.