Just a few weeks ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration declined an offer by Trump Golf Links in Throggs Neck to expand the golf course towards the waterfront utilizing
In the deal offered up by the Trump organization would, they would develop the land out of pocket but in return they are asking for a 20 year extension to the already existing 20 year lease they have for rights to operate the controversial golf course.
But despite receiving a resounding NO from the city’s administration, Community Board 10 invited the organization to present at a meeting last night that was scheduled for NYC Parks to provide their plans for expanding Ferry Point Park, providing much needed waterfront access as well as protecting wetlands.
According to The Bronx Times:
Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen rejected the plan and told the developer in a letter sent last month the city planned to use the land for public space.
“We have no interest in changing direction in order to allow a cosmetic improvement,” Glen wrote.
“I was incredibly dismayed that CB10 chose to insert a proposal from the golf course into the discussion as City Hall has already said it’s DOA.” said John Doyle who’s running for New York City Council District 13 which is currently occupied by term-limited Councilman James Vacca.
Doyle added, “This was supposed to be about the Parks proposal and providing constructive criticism on their plans. I’m also surprised that a few members were so gung ho about a proposal that had ZERO benefits to the community.”
Regardless of Community Board 10’s recommendations, the mayor’s office has made it abundantly clear what they intend to do with the property.