The NY Post reports today that Brooklyn Bridge Park is a "money pit" now "in danger" needing to scrap plans for waterfront activities:
NY Post: B'Klyn Row..: The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it has serious concerns over how the park's planners intend to calm East River waters along the piers of the 85-acre site for water sports and a fancy marina for yachts, motorboats and sailboats.
And with DEC unwilling to issue a permit for a plan it thinks could harm marine life, an Empire State Development Corp. subsidiary overseeing the park plan is once again being asked to make changes to a long-delayed project that's been in the works for more than two decades.
Previous delays and rising construction costs are already expected to put the project at nearly double its $150 million budget. Excluding a new redesign, city Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe estimates the price tag is "close to $300 million." [Full story]
BBPC President Mariana Koval tells the paper that she's confident that a deal will be worked out to allow for kayaking and all the other water sports the park plan promises.