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Pundits A-Twitter As Lena Dunham Drops F-Bomb And Talks Gentrification At Stringer Fundraiser

August 6, 2013

Brooklyn Heights resident/actress Lena Dunham appeared at a fundraiser for NYC comptroller candidate Scott Stringer at the Maritime Hotel Tuesday night. Dunham’s friend and ‘Girls’ guest star Audrey Gelman is the spokesperson for the campaign. Dunham is also supporting Christine Quinn for mayor.

Dunham’s comment about gentrification at the Young New York for Stringer event set off some interesting Twitter comments between Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah, the New York Daily News’ Josh Greenman and web producer Brian Van Nieuwenhoven. (Her actual quote is in the video above.)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Scott Stringer Proposes Brooklyn Bridge Park—On The Other Side Of East River

February 7, 2013

Manhattan borough president Scott M. Stringer has proposed a beachfront park with kayaking, marshlands and a pedestrian bridge—on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge—in a plan that appears to mimic many of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s amenities.

Stringer’s East River Blueway Plan, announced Thursday in his State of the Borough speech, calls for a public beach and kayaking directly beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, creation of two boat launches at Stuyvesant Cove at the ends of 20th & 23rd Streets, and installation of marshlands & sea walls in vulnerable flood zones. He also discussed a pedestrian bridge to elevate bike and pedestrian paths over F.D.R. Drive at 14th Street.

The New York Times reports today that the plan involved public meetings with community groups and consultations with seven city and state agencies. Stringer: “We want to open the waterfront from a recreation perspective, but we also want to protect our fragile waterfront by recognizing the reality of storm surges.” Stringer has already pledged $3.5 million in capital funding toward new marshlands.

Brooklyn Bridge Park opened its Boathouse at Pier 1 for kayaking and community rowing last June. Likewise, the much-heralded pop-up pool and BBP “beach” launched last summer on the Pier 2 uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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