The ongoing saga of the fight for North Brooklyn’s Bushwick Inlet Park may be drawing to a close. For more than seven years grassroots community groups in North Brooklyn, such as Task Force members GWAPP and NAG, have opposed TransGas Energy’s proposed plans for a 1,100 megawatt power plant on the site where the City is planning a 28-acre waterfront park.
On March 20th, the New York State Siting Board is set to convene in Albany to determine the fate of TGE and the fate of the park. GWAPP and the Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn have created an online petition, and are encouraging supporters of the park to, “Send a message to our state government in Albany to let them know that we demand a PARK not a POWER PLANT.”
Bushwick Inlet Park plan rendering via Brooklyn Paper.