The DEC is calling the current iteration of Brooklyn Bridge Park plans unacceptable, according to an article in today’s Post, which is almost certainly going to mean further delays for the two-decades-in-the-making project and send its budget soaring. The DEC says the plan, which calls for 12 acres of waterfront being set aside for water sports uses and a marina, may harm marine life and the agency won’t issue a permit for the massive overhaul. Even without a redesign, Brooklyn Bridge Park costs are expected to be at least double the $150 million now budgeted for the project, according to Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. BBP foe Judi Francis says she’s not shocked by the news. “This plan has been bungled for so long that we shouldn’t be surprised that what this park is being promoted as – a park for beginning boaters – is in peril,” said Francis.
B’klyn Row a No-Go [NY Post]
Brooklyn Bridge Park: It’s a Go! [Brownstoner]
Drawing of plans for piers 2 and 3 from BBP Conservancy.
Developer Park Tower Group has gotten the ball rolling on the hotly debated Greenpoint Landing development by filing a building application for a six-story mixed-use building at 21 Commercial Street. Designed by Handel Architects, the 85,033-square-foot structure will have ground floor commercial space and 93 units on prime Greenpoint waterfront land, according to a new […]
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Come out to Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend to enjoy spring temperatures and classical music played on a floating barge off Fulton Ferry slip. Violinist Mara Milkis and pianist Francine Kay will play tunes from Telemann, Prokofiev, Schubert and Schumann Friday evening at 7 pm. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $15 for students, and can […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Park Place Station, Franklin Avenue Shuttle Address: 605 Park Place Cross Streets: Franklin and Classon Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: Original station-1900, rebuilt 1906. This station-1999 Architectural Style: Vaguely Mission style Architect: Unknown MTA architects; railings and gates by Isha Shabaka Landmarked: No The story: The history […]