So, Bronxites aren't the only ones perturbed by the government's taking of public parkland for non-park purposes (see Croton filtration plant and Yankee Stadium).
Me and my family are in Budapest, Hungary for a couple of months and around the block from our flat is a lovely park with a big, beautiful playground that we frequent often with our daughter, Devin. But a chunk of the park is blocked off to construction, home only now to giant cranes.
I'm told this graffiti (see above) on the walls basically means, "You're Making a Desert of Our Park!"
The construction is for a new subway line and, we're told by some locals, that parkland will be restored once the station is built. Sound familiar?
And, the cranes don't seem to be too busy these days, so we wonder how long the locals will be without use of the full park.
Of course the situation is probably quite different to those in the Bronx. After all, you can't build a subway station in an unpopulated area, as NYC could have and should have with the filtration plant.
Still, the parallel's were too rich to pass up.