While work on One Brooklyn Bridge Park seems to be going along nicely, with the building currently sporting a tri-color exterior of tan, powder blue and gray, the controversial park itself looks like it's going nowhere fast. In fact, it's been so long since there was anything going on at the park site (other than the Barge Pool) that it's easy to forget there's supposed to be a park. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has noted progress on major elements of the $150 million--give or take--plan is "stalled while the city and state wrangle over control" of the development. Park fans might recall some rather nasty cost issues associated with inflated expenses and, uh, $45.07 an hour lawn sprinkler people. Right now, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. is still looking for a director and the state and city are arguing over the fate of the Empire Stores in Dumbo and about who will pay to maintain the park. Someone described it as "part of a much broader negotiation of who gets what piece of the legacy pie."
· Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire Stores Stall [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
· Brooklyn Bridge Park Update: Park for All Seasons [Curbed]
· Update on One Brooklyn Bridge Park [Brownstoner]
Seriously, it is supposed to be all gray when it's over?
The pool is in Bayonne and it will probably be in the Bronx next year, so perhaps summer volleyball on the sand?