As the Gazette reports, construction has finally begun on a portion of Bushwick Inlet Park. As I noted previously (and as originally reported by NAG), in May the City upped its commitment to building out some of the promised area parks. Here’s a rundown and status check of what the City said in May:
- Manhattan Avenue Street end greening is open to the public as of today. Check.
- Northside Piers (at North 5th St/Kent Ave.) will be open 7 days per week within the next two weeks. Check (though it was closed this morning).
- Transmitter Park will be opened for use this summer, with interior fencing that provides as much safe site access as possible. Slated to open in July (though the groundbreaking that was once promised for Summer, 2009 won’t be happening). We are working to improve Newton Barge Terminal Park to provide waterfront views this summer. Unclear – anyone?
- Mayor’s office will proceed with an independent study to further the relocation of the MTA. In progress, from what I hear.
- Parks Dept. will hold regular public listening sessions about the parks commitments of the rezoning. Haven’t heard anything about this happening.
- We will break ground on the first phase of Bushwick Inlet Park, a soccer field, between North 9th and North 10th, in June. Check. Ground was broken and some construction was started in June.