Brooklyn Elected Officials Release Statement on Pier 1 Lawsuit
For immediate release: April 23, 2015

Danny Weisfeld (Squadron) 516-318-9273 /

Matt Ojala (Levin) 212-788-7348 /

Ptahra Jeppe (Simon) 718-246-4889 /


BROOKLYN- Today, State Senator Squadron, Councilmember Levin, and Assemblymember Simon released the following joint statement regarding the lawsuit filed by Save the View Now:

“This week’s lawsuit and temporary restraining order reinforce real concerns about the projects on Pier 1. These developments again highlight the need for real community process on park decision-making and the complications that arise from development in the park. Our constituents need to be able to trust that park processes are transparent, open, truly take community needs into account, and respect our neighborhood’s historic landmarks.

It’s alarming when communities are left feeling like the only way to engage with park decision-making is through lawsuits. We’ll continue to work with advocates and community members for a better Brooklyn Bridge Park.”