Mayor Bloomberg intensifying bid to wrest control of Brooklyn Bridge Park from state
BY Mike Mclaughlin and and Erin Durkin
Mayor Bloomberg is ramping up his bid to wrest control of Brooklyn Bridge Park from the state with a plan to kick in $55 million - and delay controversial plans to build luxury housing.
The city would commit $55 million right away to finish building the troubled waterfront park, which faces a $120 million funding gap and an uncertain future.
City Hall would eventually come up with the rest of the cash to finish the park, sources said. The proposal is set to be unveiled at a community meeting tonight.
..."A city takeover has great potential if there's money on the table [and] a meaningful discussion of alternatives to housing," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron, who opposes the condos. ...
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