For the fourth time this year and fifth in the last 14 months, the New York Times reports on the still-closed path from Columbia Heights down to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The bridge has now been closed for nearly as long as it was open. And it has proved an embarrassment for officials of the park corporation, who in July said that repairs were completed and that the bridge would reopen as soon as New York City inspectors gave a green light.
Yet much like the readers of this blog, the Times has been unable to get answers from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation about the cause of the closure, the cost of the repairs, or an expected re-opening date.
And apparently even the previously politic Senator Squadron has lost his patience, saying to the Times, “Why isn’t the park corporation answering these questions proactively? The public needs transparency on this public resource.”
Read the full story…and in the meantime, keep working those leg muscles on you stride up and down Columbia Heights to access the park from Furman St.