Activists camping in front of CitiStorage to demand sale for Bushwick Inlet Park

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This protest will be in-tents!

Park activists and Borough President Adams are staging a “sleep-in” outside a Williamsburg waterfront warehouse on Saturday, camping out to demand the owner accept Mayor DeBlasio’s recent $100-million offer to buy the property so the city can turn it into parkland.

Hizzoner made the offer on developer Norm Brodsky’s CitiStorage warehouses in mid-June — more than 10 years after it promised to buy the land and use it as part of Bushwick Inlet Park — but the property mogul turned him down, claiming it is worth far more.

The city is giving Brodsky 60 days to accept the offer, and Saturday marks the halfway point.

The politically charged camp-out will include a dance performance from local teen group El Puente Dreams in Motion, live music from singer Craig Chesler, food, and the chance to spend an entire evening with the Beep.

Campers will need to bring a sleeping bag, garbage bag, and a tent.

Camp-out sleep-in at Bushwick Inlet Park (N. 12th Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg), July 9 at 7 pm. Free. Register here.

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

don't even read this from USA says:
This is private property. How dare they harass this owner, like him or not.

This is the United States of America, not Venezuela, and DeBlasio isn't Chavez, at least not yet!

If the protesters want water, I hope they shoot them with fire hoses.
July 8, 2016, 10:23 am
Morris from Mill Basin says:
The guy who calls himself (you know women are not such jerks) "Don't Even Read This" is just a troll who says he is from America but he needs to be deported pronto.
July 8, 2016, 12:29 pm
Captain America from Greenpoint says:
Demand the sale of private property? Yeah. These people need lives.
July 9, 2016, 9:41 am
Julia from Greenpoint says:
Captain A, Are you suggesting they storm the sinking castle by force?
July 10, 2016, 9:49 am
Johnson says:
100m is not a string of beads and covers the cost of flood insurance
July 10, 2016, 11:28 am
Sue-Lee Mélôn from Williamsburg says:
Typical when a MAN is involved. Where is the woman's touch ? The feminine role models?
July 10, 2016, 2:22 pm

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