Pierhouse – the eyesore in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Since Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo took power in New York the pace of development and massive-scale construction has been breathless. Between 2013 and 2014 the absolute number of condominium units built nearly doubled, and they represent but the tip of a proverbial iceberg of wholesale remodeling of our city.

Two very interesting articles have crossed our paths recently and we’d like you to read them.

The first piece is a very thorough history of the the development that is happening right now in New York City which takes into consideration the irreversible ramifications of multiple projects:

The Second piece gives a historical account of the 1986-1988 community struggle involved in creating what is now called the Brooklyn Bridge Park .

Please share these articles with your friends and colleagues, political leaders and influential thinkers in our fair city. Time is running out.  You can use the social media links below to share.