The second Public Hearing On Alternatives To Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held on Thursday, December 9th. As Roy Sloane, President of the Cobble Hill Association notes below, members of the community overwhelmingly opposed the idea of luxury housing in a public park. The public put forth a number of ideas to generate revenue for the park to fund its operation and maintenance, but the main point to consider is that our parks DO generate sizable revenues. However, moneys made from concessions within our parks get thrown into the general city budget and do not get redistributed to the Park's Department, which is permanently underfunded. Instead, Mayor Bloomberg would rather privatize this public park by opening it up to developers.
Though everyone is busy with Holiday preparations, please take the time to attend and to voice your opinion at Thursday's hearing. Below is the meeting reminder by Roy Sloane.
We did great at the first hearing (34 against/ 4 in favor), but need more voices for a big push at the final hearing in Brooklyn Heights: