Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe broke ground Monday 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.
According to a release from the City, this is the first section of the 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park, envisioned in the 2005 waterfront rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, part of Mayor Bloomberg’s effort to transform the City’s waterfront and open it up to all.
The first phase of Bushwick Inlet Park -- expected to be completed in winter 2010 -- will include the construction of a synthetic turf multipurpose field for soccer, football, etc. Construction on the second phase will begin early next year and will create public waterfront access, a playground and a new sustainable building with community and Parks maintenance space.
In photo (left to right): Steve Hindy, chair, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA); Council Member David Yassky; Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; BP Markowitz; Assembly Member Joseph Lentol
Photo by Kathryn Kirk