Looks like the cost of Brooklyn Bridge Park has more than doubled since the original estimates in 2002. The Brooklyn Paper reports that the bill for BBP will now be somewhere in the neighborhood of $350 million. No worries friends, State Senator Marty Connor apparently has some magic beans:
Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn Bridge Park: But state Sen. Marty Connor (D–Brooklyn Heights) gave the official word in a meeting with park critics that construction would top $300 million.
“The original estimates are … old,” Connor told The Brooklyn Paper, adding, “We’ll find the money.”
And now the moment of Zen:
“We could have built a $30-million park with a bunch of soccer fields 10 years ago,” said Roy Sloane, a longtime proponent for a publicly accessible waterfront. “It wouldn’t have won any landscaping awards, but we would have a park.”