When the city rezoned the north Brooklyn waterfront under then-Mayor Bloomberg in 2005, officials promised a sprawling riverside green space almost the size of Fort Greene Park as a sweetener for the impending residential development boom along the former industrial coastline.

Some 16 years later, luxury high-rises dot the Greenpoint and Williamsburg skyline but less than one-fifth of the proposed Bushwick Inlet Park has opened, and area activists are calling on City Hall to hold up its end of the bargain.

Steve Chesler, co-founder of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, stands outside a gated lot at Kent Avenue and North 12th Street. Photo by Kevin Duggan When the city rezoned the north Brooklyn waterfront under then-Mayor Bloomberg in 2005, officials promised a sprawling riverside green space almost the size of […]

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