What's the latest news in the battle over more new luxury housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park? Glad you asked! The Brooklyn Bridge Park Committee on Alternatives to Housing, a task force formed to explore other ways of funding the park's construction and upkeep, held one last public comment session last night, and Patch was there. There are still eight alternatives?including event facilities, fee-based recreation and sponsorships?being kicked around, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the group of important BBP fundraisers, like a lot of 'em. But the group still doesn't think enough revenue will be generated by those other ideas to replace the 20-30 story condo towers, so it falls in the pro-development camp. As uaual, heated words were exchanged. Hopefully a final decision will be made soon.
· Residents Speak Out on Alternatives to Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park [Patch]
· How to Save Brooklyn Bridge Park From More Condos [Curbed]