Velodrome coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Not sure what’s happening with the Velodrome proposed in the Bronx but it looks like an indoor cycling track is becoming a reality in Brooklyn. Hey at least the Nets won’t be the only sport around with a new facility.

New York Times:

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Gift to Build Field House
By: Lisa W. Foderaro
Published: April 19, 2012

Fans of track cycling have for years pursued a quixotic dream: a velodrome in New York City in which to stage indoor bike races. Now Joshua P. Rechnitz has made it come true.

(photo by: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times)Photo caption: “A field house would occupy the site of this warehouse on Furman Street.”

On Thursday, Mr. Rechnitz, a cyclist and the grandson of New York philanthropists, pledged the largest single gift in the history of the city’s parks system — $40 million for a new field house in Brooklyn Bridge Park that will include an indoor cycling track.

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