If it's in the newspaper, it has to be true:
NY Daily News: New Waterfront Park Coming Soon: Construction on what will become a sprawling 1.3-mile Brooklyn Heights waterfront park could begin as early as next month, the Daily News has learned.
If approved today, the $18 million construction phase would include the demolition of the historic Purchase Building and the removal of portions of five piers, officials said.
"This is the first major step in constructing this park, and we're very proud to be moving forward," said Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. President Regina Myer.
The Purchase Building, built with federal Work Projects Administration funds in 1936, had been used as a temporary headquarters for the Office of Emergency Management following 9/11, when its Manhattan office was destroyed.