Sunday, March 18, 2012
$350M for Brooklyn Bridge Park - and we're footing the bill
From the Daily News:
The new Brooklyn Bridge Park has drawn huge crowds and, with spring arriving, more Brooklynites are sure to flock to the waterfront.
Plans are for the park to eventually stretch 85 acres and cost $350 million, but officials have so far secured only $294,241,000 from the city and Port Authority, meaning parts of the plan are still in flux.
A series of complex deals between city and state officials have added and subtracted elements.
The Daily News took a look at what’s done, what’s planned, what’s paid for and what’s not.
Is this kind of money being spent on park projects anywhere in Queens? Why aren't our electeds fighting for equal compensation, especially since Queens will be taking on the largest share of the 1M people predicted to come to NYC by 2030? The answer is they don't have to because we re-elect them anyway.