Questions Surround Bandshell Upgrade

Marty Markowitz, president of the Brooklyn borough of New York, wants to replace a bandshell in Asser Levy Seaside Park with a $64 million upgrade, but some residents question if Markowitz’s description of the venue is accurate.

Borough Hall planned to demolish the existing bandshell, according to the Your Neighborhood news aggregate.

Supporters say Markowitz’s replacement would be similar to the unobtrusive bandshell.

To opponents, the upgrade is a massive structure with semi-permanent seating that should be subject to a land-use study.