The excellent renderings aside, Brooklyn Bridge Park has been under scrutiny lately for what some people say is a budget that's been enlarged to justify condo development. Today's Metro reviews some of the details including a workforce of 53 to 94 people to look after 62 acres. Snow removal (by hand) would take up to 9,198 hours, or enough work to employ 4.4 people full-time and year-round. People that maintain the lawn sprinklers would make $45.07 an hour. And expect the park to have way more rats than the West Village KFC-Taco Bell: rat control will take 8,286 hours & 4 full-time workers. Nice lawn sprinkler gig.
· Brooklyn Bridge Park More Costly Than Necessary? [Metro]
· Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy [brooklynbridgepark.org]
· Brooklyn Bridge Park May Cost More Than Thought [Curbed]
[Rendering courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates]