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NYC makes $100 million land bid: NBC New York

New York City firefighters and others stand near CitiStorage, a paper storage facility in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn in New York City, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.
Craig Ruttle | Newsday | AP Photo
New York City firefighters and others stand near CitiStorage, a paper storage facility in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn in New York City, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

New York City has offered to shell out $100 million on land, including a bid for a park at the site of a high-profile fire, NBC New York reports.

A $100 million purchase was approved in the city's 2017 budget, NBC 4 reports. Among the land parcels is the former CitiStorage site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, according to a letter tweeted out by Mayor Bill de Blasio.


The site was largely destroyed by a fire early last year, but lies along an area under development for the long-planned Bushwick Inlet Park, NBC 4 reports. So far, the city has spent nearly $225 million on the park, according to NBC New York.

It comes as New York City commercial rents climb ever higher while the parks system has seen upgrades like Wi-Fi and charging stations.

For the full story on the new park, see NBCNewYork.com.