From the Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg is ramping up his bid to wrest control of Brooklyn Bridge Park from the state with a plan to kick in $55 million - and delay controversial plans to build luxury housing.
The city would commit $55 million right away to finish building the troubled waterfront park, which faces a $120 million funding gap and an uncertain future.
City Hall would eventually come up with the rest of the cash to finish the park, sources said. The proposal is set to be unveiled at a community meeting tonight.
Controversial plans to build 1,200 luxury condos in the park would be put on hold for a few years, sources said.
City officials would consider scrapping the condos altogether if they could find a way to replace the fees.
Condo opponents said the plan gave them hope the housing might be called off.
The plan depends on striking a deal with Gov. Paterson.
St. Saviour's, Travers Park expansion, Klein Farm, Cornell Farm - nope! Sorry, there's no money for parks in Queens neighborhoods - go raise it yourselves, kiddies! Fixing up the ballfields at Highland Park? Nope, no money for that, in fact the budget for the Ridgewood Reservoir was slashed by more than half.
But for the Brooklyn waterfront Bloomberg's ass turns into an ATM machine.
This is simply OUTRAGEOUS.
(Notice also how this is in the "real estate" section of the paper.)