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Things Are Not Looking Good for Bushwick Inlet Park

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Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced at a recent City Council hearing that the city will not purchased the CitiStorage warehouse site it needs to make good on the Bloomberg administration's promise of a 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park. "There are currently no acquisition dollars to acquire the CitiStorage site," Silver said. Investment firms Midtown Equities and East End Capital currently have a deal in place to buy the site, which sits in between other sites that the city has purchased as potential parkland, making it difficult for the city to complete the park. Currently, only five of the 28 acres have been built. "What we're committed to doing is moving on the pieces we have right now," Silver said, a statement that is unlikely to assuage the fears of the community, who were promised the park as part of the heavy 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

· City renegs on decade-old promise to buy 11-acre site for Williamsburg park [Crain's]
· Bushwick Inlet Park coverage [Curbed]