The tabloid makes the connection because the donations reportedly came from members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Development Corporation which, it says, “support housing in the park as it undergoes renovation.”
NY Post: “Apparently, if the money comes from the right ZIP code, with the right connections, Squadron is just your average old-school pol,” said a source familiar with the deal.
Housing plans were under way when Squadron got involved in negotiations for the massive park renovation.
City Councilman Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn) said Squadron actually negotiated to reduce the size of one housing development and delay others for future administrations, which could opt to build something else entirely.
“Daniel fought very hard and skillfully to substantially reduce housing in the park, hopefully prevent it at Pier 6 altogether,” said Lander, who is involved with the park’s renovation.
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