Prevent a bar cafe from being created inside WNYC Transmitter Park
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WNYC Transmitter Park is precious in its innate PASSIVE state which is the perfect character for a tiny 1.6 acre parcel of public open space on the East River waterfront in a neighborhood that is starved for open space.
Therefore, the LAST thing THE PARK needs is a cafe residing in the middle of its core. Most definitely it does not need liquor service, outdoor tables & umbrellas and amplified sound, and in close proximity to a playground to boot. Our community is very happy with green lawns, thriving gardens, blossoming trees, a 100-year old willow and view of the Manhattan skyline.
Furthermore, there is an existing "barge bar" on the park's southwest border and a planned restaurant with outdoor seating adjacent to the park's eastern border. Eight restaurants nearby have recently gone out of business. Let's not stress the surviving ones.
We love this natural sanctuary where one can reflect and be at peace. Alcohol & caffeine drinks are not necessary to this experience. IN FACT, A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AT THE HEART OF THIS PARK WOULD RUIN THE TRANQUILITY OF THIS SMALL, SPECIAL SPACE.
Therefore, please tell the Brooklyn Parks Commissioner and our elected officials to preserve the current beautiful passive state of our park and withdraw this RFP for a bar cafe.
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