Review & Comment: Pier 6 out of scale, let Big Bill step forward and take the heat
Review & Comment: The Eagle Speaks
It is clear that the rebel forces who oppose a larger housing package on Pier 6, brought about by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mandated “affordable” quotas, are not going away. Almost all of the elected officials representing affected areas oppose the de Blasio plan, or ask for further study of the impact. As our news columns indicate today, competent professionals are still taking issue with the analysis put forth by the mayor’s minions.
Although the origins are unclear, the imperative for “let’s get it done now” seems to be only to accommodate (1) the mayor’s political agenda on affordable inventory and (2) a developer who has donated hundreds of thousands to de Blasio.
While the mayor has remained silent himself on the issue, lots of nice, well-meaning people who work for Brooklyn Bridge Park have been taking the heat from community groups and elected officials.
It’s time for the mayor himself to come out publicly and verbally, to answer a very key question: if the undisputed park mandate is to build only housing needed to support the park, why in hell would you throw ANY housing into the mix that is less than market value?