Sierra Club gives boost to fight over condos at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund now has national support from the Sierra Club in its fight against planned apartments at a new park.The Sierra

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - The Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund now has national support from the Sierra Club in its fight against planned apartments at a new park.

The Sierra Club announced Thursday at the Brooklyn Heights promenade that it backs the group?s lawsuit. Both sides feel the 85-acre park planned for Brooklyn?s waterfront should not contain condominiums, and say doing so would break a state law that prohibits private development inside public parks. However, the state says condos are needed to pay for the park?s $15 million annual maintenance.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund and state representatives are due back in court August 2.

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