Word comes from the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill Courier that Paul Newman is interested in developing a racetrack at an old Brooklyn airstrip in Floyd Bennett Field, a former airport and Naval base in Jamaica Bay.
The $15 million project, which is in its preliminary stages, needs the approval of the National Parks Service, which would make roughly $1 million a year, according to the Courier. It would also be a home for Mr. Newman’s charity, the Hole in the Wall Gang. But some people are not pleased at the idea of a racetrack in an area that animals take refuge in, and even the local City Council member thinks it’s a money-making scheme rather than an altruistic move on Mr. Newman’s part.
The area also includes Dead Horse Bay, which doesn’t drive the story at all, but is a really fun name.