Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park
Official website: http://www.bushwickinletpark.org/
Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park is dedicated to realizing, protecting and serving Bushwick Inlet Park.
In 2005, after months of negotiations and overriding the vote against it by Community Board 1, the City rezoned almost the entire Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront, paving the way for the development of residential towers where there had once been low-profile industrial buildings and radically increasing the potential population (and consequent impact on local infrastructure) in the neighborhood. In the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning Agreement the City explicitly provides the community with some remediation for this impact in the form of affordable housing units and park space. Ten years later, with massive development underway and tens of thousands of new residents, neither promise has been delivered.The neighborhoods have long suffered on many health fronts.