Red Tape Chokes Off Waterfront in Williamsburg

BEDT State Park is still closed, and the prospects of it opening anytime before April seem to be getting slimmer faster. As the News reports, the sticking point is the inability of Friends of East River State Park to secure the necessary insurance. The insurance requirement is an annoyance, but not an unreasonable request on the part of the State. And it shouldn’t be a deal killer here – from what I understand, Friends has a lot of offers to help secure the necessary insurance. As it stands, we’ve lost a month already, and will probably lose another one.