Oct 7, 2015 — 

Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio;

Whereas, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation made an agreement, and commitment, to the public to limit the height of the Pierhouse to ensure that the famous views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade are protected;

Whereas, such commitment has been broken, as confirmed by former NY City Parks Commis-sioner Adrian Benepe;

Whereas, the Park Corporation has failed to take action to rectify its breach;

Whereas, the Park Corporation has failed to work with the community to reach a resolution;

Whereas, the Park Corporation continues to rely on a legal technicality that the public did not catch their violation and bring a lawsuit in time;

Whereas, Toll Brothers and Starwood are estimated to make over $100 million in windfall profits resulting from this breach;

Whereas, the public trust that existed to create Brooklyn Bridge Park has now been compro-mised;

Whereas, the cherished views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will forever be scarred;

Whereas, the public is unwilling to accept this travesty as a permanent part of the 65 year history of the majestic Brooklyn Heights Promenade;

As the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation is a Not-For-Profit Controlled by the Office of the Mayor, we ask that you do everything in your power to make things right and uphold Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s commitment to limit the height and size of Pierhouse.


Save the View Now


Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association

Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council

Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund

Brooklyn Heights Association

Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association

Citizens Defending Libraries

Cobble Hill Association

Friends and Residents of the Greater Gowanus

Fulton Ferry Landing Association

Gowanus Preservation Society

Historic Districts Council

NYC Park Advocates

Park Slope Neighbors

People for Green Space

Project for Public Spaces

Sierra Club

Tribeca Trust

Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association

West End Preservation Society

Willowtown Association