Brooklyn Bridge Park leadership derided for ‘broken promises’ at Brooklyn Heights town hall
Meeting on development issues draws huge crowd
A standing-room-only crowd filled St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church on Montague Street for a town hall held Wednesday night to update Brooklyn Heights residents about raging development controversies in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
These include two controversial towers at the Pier 6 end of the park – which advocates say are unnecessary to support the park — the mountain-sized Pierhouse hotel/residential complex, which appears to be jutting into the protected Scenic View District, and the partial blocking of the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade.
The town hall was hosted by the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) with its coalition partners Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund (BBPDF), People for Green Space Foundation (PFGSF), and Save the View Now (STVN).
Judi Francis of BBPDF moderated, along with Steve Guterman of STVN and Ren Richmond of PFGSF, and numerous officials or their representatives were in the crowd.