Issues of Transparency Raised Over Brooklyn Development
"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."