Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park is a newly-formed group of concerned locals who want to see concert space set aside in the promised (but not entirely planned) 28 acre waterfront Bushwick Inlet Park in the wake of McCarren Pool's final season of free fare. They've roughly outlined their plan of action:
1) Learn the details of and monitor the plans and timetable for the Levine Parcel (N9/N10 streets), adjacent to the State Park where ground is set to break on a community playing field promised to be ready for soccer in Summer 2009 – plans for the field as well as a innovative “green” Parks Dept building are nearly set to go out to bid – we need to get our committee up and running so that we have future input and influence at the planning stages!
2) Learn and stay informed of the City'’s efforts and plans for the relocation of Citi-Storage … the big blue building on N. 11th St (with a thriving local industrial operation) smack in the middle of the proposed park.
3) Learn and stay informed of Parks Department'’s plans for demolition, environmental testing, remediation and future as well as interim plans for 50 Kent Street
4) Keep informed of the status of the TGE power plant appeal … presumably doomed but limping along
The first meeting (“absolutely no experience necessary!”) for Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park will be held Monday June 9, 7 PM, Diamond Bar, 43 Franklin St and Calyer.