Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — it did become emotional and forceful at times, with local residents and advocacy group members publicly shaming the BBP board members for a perceived lack of transparency and responsiveness to local concerns. Several attendees referenced Spike Lee’s seminal Brooklyn movie Do the Right Thing, and your humble BHB correspondent was on hand to catch the action.

The meeting, which took place at Borough Hall at 11 a.m., began simply enough, with the BBP board voting to approve several not-so-contentious measures on maritime maintenance.

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