August 18th, 2006
Looks like Hillary Clinton doesn’t agree with the concept of placing a luxury condominium in a public park. The condo itself will be in Brooklyn Heights at Joralemon Street, but the park will span from Dumbo to Brooklyn Heights.
The current plan requires the 1.3-mile-long waterfront development linking DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights to be self-sustaining. Its upkeep would be paid for through maintenance fees on the private luxury housing within the project.
Last week, Clinton questioned that scheme, saying, â€œIf parks had to be self-sustaining, would anyone have ever built a park?â€
The stateâ€™s junior senator also called the plan â€œdisingenuous,â€ adding, â€œItâ€™s not luxury housing we need. We absolutely need affordable housing.â€
Do you think Hillary’s speaking out against the condo will curtail its development?