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A History of Brooklyn Bridge ParkHow a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront$
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Nancy Webster and David Shirley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171229

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.001.0001

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Banging their Cups on the High Chair

Banging their Cups on the High Chair

(p.95) Five Banging their Cups on the High Chair
A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nancy Webster

David Shirley

Columbia University Press

Covers the aggressive and successful attempt of BBPC leadership to solicit public support for the Park from a range of public officials and institutions (including Governor Cuomo; Mayor Giuliani; the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the State UDC; and local elected officials), and the 1996 Financial Feasibility Study for a self-sustaining park, conducted by the BBPC with $250,000 in funding secured by Assemblywoman Eileen Dugan and State Senator Martin Connor.

Keywords:   Mario Cuomo, Rudy Guiliani, Eileen Dugan, Martin Connor, Urban Development Corporation, Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition

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