- Boathouse Plan Moves Ahead in Greenpoint [✜]
The City Parks Foundation has released its recommendations for projects related to the Newtown Creek sewage plant settlement. Tops on the list is the Greenpoint Boathouse, a boathouse and community facility that is proposed for the ground floor of the GMDC building at the top of Manhattan Avenue (technically, I think the $3 million for this project would go to bulkhead repairs, not the boathouse itself). Topping the second tier of projects is a study for renovating the Pulaski Bridge. Further down the list is a proposal for improvements to pedestrians paths in McCarren Park (something that is certainly needed, but probably not something that money for Newtown Creek mitigation should be paying for).
CPF has been charged with making recommendations for the disbursement of a pool of $7 million set aside as part of the settlement for the City's pollution of Newtown Creek that occurred during the construction of the new sewage treatment plant.