A member of Save the View Now, the Brooklyn Heights based group focused on curbing what they say is the over built Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, has fired off a dispatch to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Here’s the full text:
Dear Mr. Mayor,
I’m part of a coalition of outraged citizens protesting the height of the Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. While the administration has been looking the other way, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has allowed Toll Brothers to come in and built a luxury condo/hotel that steals the view of the Bridge from the Promenade, a view that is for the masses regardless of wealth. It is a view of the 8th wonder of the world, the Brooklyn Bridge. If New York is to remain a great city, this kind of unbridled development must be stopped, and the first duty of the city is to bring Toll Brothers into compliance with what they agreed to, an agreement they are ignoring. Such greedy development would never be allowed to happen in London, Rome or Paris; they have a sense of history and respect for accomplishments that your administration has failed to comprehend. In case you think I’m a solitary voice, check out this petition. Your responsible leadership is badly needed and elected officials who have allowed this to happen must be held responsible.
The Pierhouse is expected to generate $250 million in revenue for Toll Brothers and its partners.
Save the View Now’s online petition stands at close to 3000 signatures. Will this get the mayor’s attention?