The battle over private real estate development in the planned Brooklyn Bridge park is shaping up as the epic battle of the year (given that we're bored of Hudson Yards and whatever Ratner's up to these days). The latest: critics suggest that a proposal to build a row of townhouses along Furman Street on the edge of the park might be -- how to put this gently -- elitist. Hmmm. [Studies photo of proposed park housing (right). Sips 30-year scotch.] Funny. We just don't see it.
· Even More Housing for Park [Brooklyn Papers, photo by Jori Klein]
· Public gets first look at new park plan [Brooklyn Papers]
· Townhouses Spring Up in Park Plans, Riling Foes [NYDailyNews]
· Spectacular BQE Park Coming Someday, Someday [Curbed]