Brooklyn Elected Officials' Statement on Pier 6 Housing Rfp

BROOKLYN -- Today, Congressmember Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Steve Levin released the following statement regarding the Administration’s release of an RFP for residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park:

“We are disappointed with this rushed RFP to continue the Bloomberg Administration plan for housing towers in Brooklyn Bridge Park. As we fight to save Long Island College Hospital across the street, we must plan more thoughtfully for the future of the neighborhood.

"We have long urged alternatives to the Bloomberg Administration plan for housing at Pier 6, and are working to save healthcare services for the entire borough, create a first-rate park with great public access, address severe overcrowding at our neighborhood schools, and build or preserve a diverse mix of housing. We are open to growth, but this proposal does not meet the neighborhood's diverse needs."