November 22, 2016
We want to congratulate Mayor de Blasio, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn, Council Member Steven Levin, Assembly Member Joe Lentol, and Adam Perlmutter, Chairman of the Board of OSA, on the city’s purchase of the last parcel of land needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park. This is a huge victory for these advocates who have worked tirelessly to make it happen, and for the surrounding communities who can now finally look forward to getting the park they need. It’s fabulous to see the Mayor show that when New York City government makes a promise, they keep it.
New Yorkers for Parks was very pleased to be involved throughout the process of fighting for the completion of the park. As the citywide champion of parks and open space, this work is an essential part of who we are and what we do. We wrote letters to elected officials calling for the completion of the park, we added our name to letters sent by the Open Space Alliance, and attended rallies and other events. We are very pleased that the voices of all the dedicated advocates involved were heard by the city, to the benefit of North Brooklyn’s communities.