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How we would build a bigger Bushwick Inlet Park

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Build up: The city could build on top of the current parkland ala the High Line — or aim for something even higher.
Tunnel down: The city could burrow down into the land below the current park, creating subterranean sports fields where you will never need sunscreen (but you may want to bring a hazmat suit).
Hit the streets: Turf over the surrounding streets so that every excursion becomes a walk in the park.
In the East River: The grass is always greener when you’re downstream from toxic Newtown Creek.

The city says it plans to expand Bushwick Inlet Park to the full 28 acres it promised a decade ago, but it still has not made a move to buy the last crucial plot of land it needs to reach that size, and won’t tell us how it expects to finish the green space otherwise.

So we have had to use our imaginations to guess how the city might deliver on its pledge.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Bravo!
These are all wonderful ideas, if I may be so blunt. Unfortunately, it's fairly obvious that it will take a combination of two (2) or more of these ideas. Thank you for your contribution to this dilema.
John Wasserman
ps. The photographs are wonderful but I must ask if these are in any way "photoshopped".
May 28, 2015, 4:17 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
...Also. In regards to photo #3...Which one is "TY"?
Pardon the interruption.
May 28, 2015, 4:21 pm
Mike from Brooklyn from North East... says:
Big Shout out to Tamara from Senator Dilan's office. She has been very resourceful and is a great person to keep in contact with. She understands our concerns and is willing to fight with us. Thank you Tamara!
May 28, 2015, 9:57 pm
reader of article from Brooklyn says:
Great point! What I find interesting is that the city just spent $50 million on the new "Battery Park" by the richest residential neighborhood in the city.

This is hypocrisy and the false promises of the Bloomberg era must be undone. The lack of follow-through on this park is just the latest in a series of promises made to North Brooklyn that have been fraudulent.

We expect and deserve something be done about this. If the citi storage site is not viable for a park OK - please propose another.
May 29, 2015, 10:21 am

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