If having Aviator Sports is bad enough, look what the door open to .... Getting wide now with all that open grassland space looking grand for corporate rental leasing of a park land.... Never ends... I am sending you the latest ridiculous idea concerning Floyd Bennett Field and its under threat grasslands if birders and conservationists don't unite to save FBF..And I heard this attempt is trying to avoid Public hearings.Its a scary precedent ( for birds, birders and wildlife and of course habitat loss) .Pass the word....Peter,Brooklyn Bird Club
This is the US Congressional bill http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/R?cp112:FLD010:@1(hr373)
which would allow the National Park Service to lease part of Floyd Bennett ( or other gateway property) to National Grid Gas (NYC 's primary gas company) , with one bill phrase saying ""To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area, and for other purposes".
see the right side bar of the above 1st link which includes the 2nd link , the House rep bill
New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act Threatens Floyd Bennett Field
The U.S. Congress is considering H. R. 2606 New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act which authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) issue permits to allow the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area (New Jersey-New York); and (2) enter into a lease agreement to allow the occupancy and use of an aircraft hanger building on Floyd Bennett Field (Brooklyn, New York) to house facilities associated with the operation of natural gas pipeline facilities.