"To responsibly allocate those capital funds, however, a plan must be in place to ensure the maintenance of these investments for future generations, " said Brooklyn Bridge Park Development spokeswoman Ellen Ryan. One City, One Standard?
The city is still refusing to take responsibility to pay for the maintenance and operation of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The City chopped $11 million from funds to rebuild Brooklyn Bridge Park as politicians argue over the building of private condos on the property to pay for maintenance. The 20% cut is a blow to plans to build Pier 2, a chunk of the park at John St. and other projects. (Pier 2 Rendering by Michael Van Valkenburgh)
The City has chopped $11million from the money it pledged to finish building Brooklyn Bridge Park - as a fight over housing threatens to put the rest of the funds in jeopardy, according to the New York Daily News.
Brooklyn Bridge Park loses $11M in funds as pols fight over funding for grounds maintenance
New York Daily News - June 14, 2011 - By Erin Durkin
A Walk In The Park - June 10, 2011