Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park – the local green space advocacy group calling on the City to purchase the former CitiStorage site and turn into a park on the Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront – is hosting a campaign today to pressure Mayor Bill de Blasio into acquiring the site.
They are asking fellow advocates to tweet @nycmayor or @billdeblasio or to call 311 to demand the City sign a deal to acquire the space. They posted the following message on the campaign:
The City has done a great thing by making a generous offer for the final parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park. The time is now to close this deal with the land owner. The City and the owner of the CitiStorage property have been in discussions, and we believe that both sides are close. Close enough that the time is now to close this deal. Please call 311 to tell Mayor de Blasio to please bring the CitiStorage property out of harm’s way, and Tweet him as well @nycmayor @billdeblasio #wheresourpark now! Please act today.