At yesterday evening’s meeting at LICH, after almost two hours of discussion, the Community Advisory Council (“CAC”) to Brooklyn Bridge Park passed, by a vote of 13-3 with four abstentions, a resolution urging the Committee on Alternatives to Housing (“CAH”) of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation to instruct Bay Area Economics (“BAE”), the consultants hired […]
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This in from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation: A special meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council will be held to discuss the Committee on Alternatives to Housing draft report. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at approximately 6:30 PM, at Long Island College Hospital, Avram Conference Center, Rooms […]
About fifty people showed up at St. Francis College yesterday evening to speak (and a number of others showed up to listen) about the draft report issued by Bay Area Economics, the consultants hired by the Brooklyn Bridge Park board to evaluate alternatives to luxury housing and a hotel as sources of revenue to defray […]
Reminder: Public Hearing on Park Funding This Evening; Conservancy Releases Statement Favoring “Limited” Housing
There will be a public hearing this evening at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, starting at 6:00, to discuss the preliminary results of the study on alternatives to housing as means for funding Brooklyn Bridge Park maintenance and operating costs. Comments on the preliminary results will be accepted until April 23 (update: the deadline […]
State Senator Daniel Squadron held his third annual Community Convention Sunday at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. The previous two had been in the Manhattan portion of his district; this was the first in Brooklyn. At the close of the proceedings, he said attendance was estimated at about 250.
As we reported earlier, one of the nine potential revenue sources that the Brooklyn Bridge Park board authorized the consultants hired to explore alternatives to housing to examine was “advertising and sponsorship”. This could include selling naming rights to particular park facilities. According to this NY1 story (via the NY Post), the idea comes from […]
The board of directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation met today at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The principal item on the agenda was receipt of the draft report of Bay Area Economics, the consultant hired by the Corporation to study alternatives to luxury housing as sources of revenue to […]
The board of directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will meet next Tuesday, February 22, starting at approximately 1:00 p.m., in the first floor conference room at the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights Branch, 280 Cadman Plaza West (corner of Tilllary Street). No formal agenda has been published, but it is expected that the […]
A meeting of the Community Advisory Council to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, originally scheduled for last week, will be held tomorrow evening starting at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street. On the agenda will be the subject of building luxury housing on park land to fund park maintenance. The public is […]
The Willowtown Association has published a statement of its views on funding the maintenance of Brooklyn Bridge Park, emphasizing its continued opposition to the construction of housing on Park land. The full text of the statement is here. Association President Ben Bankson, one of this year’s BHB Ten, said: We welcome the present openness of […]
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