The city refuses to allocate funds to pay the park's daily upkeep. (Photo By: cbreuk via flickr)
Park officials first became aware of the secret payment reduction in October, after the park’s 2011 budget had already been approved, said Brooklyn Bridge Park spokeswoman Ellen Ryan.
But the public — and even elected officials — first became aware of the cut on Tuesday, after it was mentioned at a board of directors meeting.
It was revealed yesterday that the city pulled eleven million dollars in capital funds while elected officials fight over how to pay for the park's maintenance. The city refuses to allocate funds to pay the park's daily upkeep.