Squibb Bridge Axed from Brooklyn Bridge Park Budget


As part of Mayor Bloomberg's new city budget, Brooklyn Bridge Park is losing $8 million from its budget, reported the Brooklyn Paper yesterday. In addition to reducing some landscaping in the project, the most direct impact will be felt in the loss of the foot bridge that was to connect the long-closed Squibb Park on Columbia Heights to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park (which is scheduled to be open by the end of this year). While Judi Francis of the Brooklyn Heights Association lamented the lost connection to the Heights, Councilman Yassky looked on the bright side when he said, "While the situation is not ideal, given the severe economic downturn, we are fortunate that further cuts for Brooklyn Bridge Park were not recommended."
It’s a ‘Squibb’ Kick in Brooklyn Heights [Brooklyn Paper]
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