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Williamsburg, NY - City Breaks Ground for New Park

Published on: July 6, 2009 12:24 PM
By:  NY Post
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Rendering of Bushwick Inlet Park

Williamsburg, NY - The city broke ground today on the first phase of Bushwick Inlet Park on Kent Avenue between North 9th and North 10th Streets in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Mayor Bloomberg said the 28-acre park is part of a broader effort to transform the city’s waterfront.

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“Across all five boroughs we’re working to bring our waterfront back to life, and Bushwick Inlet Park will be the latest, but not the last, new park we’re bringing to this part of Brooklyn,” said Mayor Bloomberg.

The park’s first phase will include the construction of a synthetic turf multipurpose field for soccer, football, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby and ultimate Frisbee.

Funded with $7 million from the city, the field lies from North 9th Street to North 10th Street, between Kent Avenue and the East River.

The site, a former rental car storage lot, is situated at the southern end of the planned park, and is adjacent to East River State Park.
The first phase of the park is expected to be completed next year.

 



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 Jul 06, 2009 at 12:06 PM Lebediger Says:

who needs these parks

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 12:50 PM Anonymous Says:

We need more playgrounds, less ball parks.

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

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Lebediger Says:

who needs these parks

Your 100% right who needs this park give us a few more parking spaces on kent ave and get the hale with that stupid park

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 12:33 PM Anonymous Says:

after giving so many tickets on kent ave mayor bloomebergs office finally came up with something what to do with their money

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 12:32 PM Bunimfrombrooklyn Says:

Reply to #1  
Lebediger Says:

who needs these parks

What does that mean
what about chol hamoed?

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 12:29 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Lebediger Says:

who needs these parks

you seem to forget (or want to forget) that people besides frum yidden live in these neighborhoods. If you don't want to use the park, then don't use it. There are plenty of people out there who enjoy getting fresh air & exercise who will use the park.

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 12:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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Lebediger Says:

who needs these parks

We all do! The more parks the less crime!

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 01:14 PM Anonymous Says:

Ohh the NYpost loves this, already hooking up cameras to have splashing headlines "holy baseball" how yingeleit are doing the unorthudox thing of playing ball

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 01:14 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

We need more playgrounds, less ball parks.

I guess today is the day that anyone with any challenges can post on VIN...who needs more parks? All of us do...my kids play in the little leage and they have to shlep for 30 minutes each way for a ball field. This is great new for all in the neighborhood, except obviously for you who doesn't believe in parks.

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 01:42 PM Anonymous Says:

Yes we all need more parks, but now? Where is the money coming from? Tickets tickets and more tickets, taxes more taxes and more taxes. The City has so much money? let them do away for now with the spending and lower our taxes, so people have more to spend and boost the economy again by getting people to spend.

Time for change.

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 03:37 PM Taxes or Inhalers/ Says:

Parks are not a luxury for this neighborhood. It's a necessity. Our community STIll has alot of environmental problems and parks are the mitigation for those problems.
If the City doesn't spend money on Parks and green space, it'll end up spending on additional health care for asthma, asthma & more asthma! Inhalers, inhalers and more inhalers!

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 04:03 PM Askupeh Says:

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Bunimfrombrooklyn Says:

What does that mean
what about chol hamoed?

לא ניתנו שבתות וימים טובים לישראל, אלא – לעסוק בהן בדברי תורה (ירושלמי, שבת ט"ו)

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 05:36 PM clever Says:

very smart!! now it'll be more places 2 go air out!!

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 07:05 PM Student Says:

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Lebediger Says:

who needs these parks

I knew some idiot would come and make something positive into a negative. You're not the only one living in the bourogh. There are thousands of people, Jews and non-Jews alike who want a place to play and catch a breath of fresh air. In fact, we need many more parks. We live on top of each other, and a new park would only help us out. Enough with the negativity, it wont make you happier

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 Jul 06, 2009 at 07:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Its an election year

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 Jul 07, 2009 at 05:55 AM ubet Says:

To me, a park is a place with swings so that children can enjoy themselves. There aren't any parks like that in Williamsburg.

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 Jul 07, 2009 at 09:03 AM Amother Says:

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ubet Says:

To me, a park is a place with swings so that children can enjoy themselves. There aren't any parks like that in Williamsburg.

I've been to 4 parks in williamsburg with swings in one shabbos. Franklin, Taffee, Lynch, Division. What the heck are you talking about? During the week most of us go to Manhattan parks etc. to avoid negative chassidisha people who have serious staring & judgemental issues.

All the negative rap Williamsburg gets is so unbelievable. Why don't you move to Kiryas Yoely where you can stare at trees all day long.

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 Jul 07, 2009 at 03:29 PM Anonymous Says:

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ubet Says:

To me, a park is a place with swings so that children can enjoy themselves. There aren't any parks like that in Williamsburg.

there are quite a few parks like that in williamsburg open your eyes and look for them

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