Hillary Bashes BBP Condos

onebrooklynbridgeparkBrooklynPapers.com Senator Hillary Clinton criticized Brooklyn Bridge Park as “yet another luxury condo project” — and in doing so, became the highest-profile elected official to speak out against the housing, commercial and open-space development that’s being promoted as a park. Leaders of the Empire State Development Corporation — the state agency that owns the “park” site — have insisted that the project be self-sustaining. As a result, they plan to construct luxury housing as a precursor to recreational development. “If parks had to be self-sustaining, would anyone have ever built a park?” Clinton asked. She called the housing scheme “disingenuous.” “It’s not luxury housing we need,” she added. “We absolutely need affordable housing.”

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