NY Post on BBP DOT Turf War

The NY Post digs deeper today on the tasty tipster tidbit we reported on earlier – the tug of war between the Brooklyn Bridge Park folks and the Department of Transportation.  At issue is use of the now cleared Purchase Building site, which is supposed to be the site of the park’s skating rink:

NY Post: Brooklyn Ice Skating Rink…: But a DOT spokesman said the property can’t be turned over as parkland until at least five years of bridge rehabilitation work is done first. Besides needing the site for storage during the bridge job, he said there will be sandblasting and painting done under the span and that the public should be nowhere near the area during this time.

The former Purchase Building tract is DOT-owned, and was last used as a temporary home to the Office of Emergency Management, but DOT is supposed to give it up for the new waterfront park in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights.

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  • epc

    Interesting that the DOT didn’t take advantage of the near year long gap between vacation by the Coroner’s office and now to do anything other than to replace the traveller.