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Plan to Build Brooklyn Bridge Park Velodrome Felled Not by Reason but by Finance

“Philanthropist/reclusive millionaire” Joshua Rechnitz’ plan to bring a $50 million velodrome to Brooklyn Bridge Park is kaput reports the New York Times:

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Billionaire Trumps Joshua Rechnitz’s $40 Million BBP Donation: $100M For Central Park

Philanthropist Joshua Rechnitz’s $40 million donation for the design & construction of a 115,000-square-foot year-round, multi-use recreation facility near Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 has been trumped. In April, when the Manhattan-based Founder & Chairman of the non-profit New York City Fieldhouse announced the gift, it was deemed the largest donation ever for a New […]

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Controversy Continues Over Brooklyn Bridge Park Fieldhouse

Design for the 115,000-square-foot cycling & recreational Fieldhouse planned near Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 has been tweaked, with additional space for sports other than cycling and fewer spectator seats for cycling events, but critics still want to apply the brakes to the controversial project. Greg Brooks, executive director of New York City Fieldhouse Inc., […]

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Skeptic Deems Proposed $40M Fieldhouse A ‘Masquerade That Doesn’t Belong In BB Park’

The $40 million, 2,499-seat Fieldhouse/Velodrome proposed for Brooklyn Bridge Park has been personified as a community recreation center, with an indoor bike riding track as its centerpiece. But Peter Flemming, Co-Chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Council and a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Park Corp., says the plan that’s been […]

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Public Meeting On BBP Field House: Monday June 25

There will be a public meeting at which you may state your views or concerns about the proposed multi-use recreation facility to be sited on the uplands near Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park (location shown in photo), supported by a $40 million gift from philanthropist Joshua Rechnitz.

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Proposed BBP Fieldhouse Hires Greg Brooks As Exec Director

Greg J. Brooks has been appointed Executive Director of The New York City Fieldhouse, formed to oversee build-out of the new year-round indoor recreation facility near Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This follows a $40 million donation April 19 from Joshua Rechnitz, Founder & Chairman of the non-profit organization.

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