Brooklyn Bridge Park’s finances are being put under the microscope

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s finances are being put under the microscope five years after initial opening

Regina Myer, head of the Brooklyn Bridge Park project, says the park needs the additional monies from construction on Pier 6.

Brooklyn Bridge Park has become so successful that some say it’s time to completely restructure the way it’s financed.

Some activists say the park project, which is funded by the revenues from real estate developments within the project footprint, may already be producing enough money to be self-sustaining — without additional construction.

See Full Article at NYdailynews.com:

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s finances are under the microscope – NY Daily News.

RSVP: Senator Squadrons 7th Annual Community Convention – Sun April 12th

Please join Senator Squadron on Sunday, April 12th for the Seventh Annual 26th Senate District Community Convention.

Come out and make your voice heard on all of the legislative and community priorities that shape our district and our state.

Every year, hundreds of community members attend and offer valuable input on everything from schools and parks to housing and ethics reform.  The great ideas discussed in the small group sessions are critical in shaping Senator Squadron’s work at home and in Albany.

Seventh Annual 26th Senate District Community Convention

Sunday, April 12, 2015
2:00PM to 5:00PM

Lower East Side Preparatory High School
145 Stanton Street (between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets)
New York, NY 10002

RSVP here , or contact Senator Squadron’s office at 212-298-5565 or squadron@nysenate.gov.

 

Squadron Community Convention flyer

 

Brooklyn’s Eric L. Adams Questions Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation

Brooklyn’s Eric L. Adams Questions Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation

In a letter addressed to Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s Regina Meyers, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams responds to the many inquiries made by Brooklyn’s residents about the construction of the Pierhouse and the obstruction of the views enjoyed by the entire world. President Adams requests a point-by-point response.

See the letter mailed to Regina Meyers on March 10th below. This letter was also e-mailed to residents today, March 20th.

The letter considers the intricacies of the park’s plans while officially addressing what was presented in the 2006 Design Guideline for Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. As you know, we have been pressing for the same answers.

As such, we request additional clarity about:

• Compliance with maximum height restrictions for Building 1 and Building 2 in the 2006

Modified GPP, as well as concerns with the starting point of measurement for these height

maximums.

• Compliance with height limits by bulkheads on Building 1, which are 23 and 30 feet in

height above the 100 feet height maximum.

• The official status of2006 Design Guidelines for Pier 1.

We thank Brooklyn President Adams and hope you will join our letter writing campaign to Adams, Mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Mario Cuomo.  It’s easy – click here for details. 

CLICK ON EACH EITHER IMAGE BELOW TO GET THE FULL .PDF

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Eric L. Adams Questions Brooklyn Bridge Park

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NY1 Coverage

Over the weekend, NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez reported on the terrible mismanagement of the Brooklyn Bridge Park by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Save the View Now’s Steve Guterman is interviewed. WE MUST GET THE BBPC TO RELEASE THEIR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.

See the NY1 Video Here

 

NY1 VIDEO: A hotel and apartment complex rising along the East River in Brooklyn is blocking some iconic views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, and while some community activists want the city to do something about it, some worry that is it too late. NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez reports.

 

Approved View from the Promenade

Approved View from the Promenade

Actual View From the Promenade

Actual View From the Promenade

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Actual View From the Promenade

Actual View From the Promenade

Save the View Now thanks you for your support in our efforts to preserve the iconic views from the Brooklyn Promenade and surrounding areas.

We now believe litigation is a necessary step to achieve our goals. To this end, we formed a legal entity known as People for Preserving the View Foundation (“PFPVF”). We are seeking donation to help with legal costs associated with pursuing this litigation. PFPVF staff is strictly volunteer and receives no compensation. PFPVF has filed an application with the Internal Revenue Service for non-profit/501(c)(3). For further details, please see the IRS document here for more information. 

We are accepting donations through all major credit cards and PayPal. Please press on the Donate Icon below:


 Thank you in advance for any contributions to help support our mission.

 

If you would like to mail a check, please make it out to People for Preserving the View Foundation and provide your return address. Send your contributions to:

People For Preserving the View Foundation, Inc.

c/o Larry Burnett, Treasurer

30 Monroe Place #2f

Brooklyn, NY 11201