Issues of Transparency Raised Over Brooklyn Development

As proposals for the large-scale development at Brooklyn Bridge Park come in, some members of the public are crying foul over a perceived lack of transparency and public involvement during a recent meeting.
December 1, 2011, 5am PST | Judy Chang
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"David Lowin, a vice president at the [Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation], repeatedly deferred questions and concerns about the proposals to the Environmental Impact Study that was done in 2005 to assess neighborhood impact. 'We are a mission-driven organization, and we are driven to build this park to be the best it can be,' said Lowin. 'The reason we're doing this project is because it raises money to pay for the park.'

Concerns were also raised over the short amount of time that was allotted for public input, with the deadline for written comments falling three weeks after the initial presentation, directly between Thanksgiving and Christmas."

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Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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