The New York Times has picked up on the Breakers story, and the neighborhood’s ire over the gated driveway which blocks public access to the waterfront. According to the story, and the Breakers’ snide broker, the miniature boardwalk with a wide-open view of the bay’s mouth, will definitely not be public.
Albert Wilk, the broker for the new development, confirmed that the Breakers would not provide public access to the water. “It’s private property, developed by a private developer,” Mr. Wilk said. “It’s going to be gated, and accessed only by members. If the neighbors wanted access, then why didn’t they participate in the costs of putting in the boardwalk and the dock?”
The Times noted that CB 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo and City Councilman Lew Fidler are fighting the arrangement, but add that there’s little hope.
Of course, there is some hope that the Times’ reporting is all wrong, and it’ll be completely public. I mean, they did say the Bay News broke the story afterall… but we all know the truth.