Billionaire pushes for golf course expansion into Liberty State Park despite proposed ban

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – The billionaire owner of a New Jersey golf club for millionaires still has his sights set on expanding his golf course onto a waterfront portion of Liberty State Park in Jersey City used mostly by children to learn about the ecology of New York Harbor.

The renewed push by Paul Fireman, owner of Liberty National Golf Club, to build three holes on undeveloped Caven Point comes at a time when state lawmakers may ban such projects from New Jersey’s most visited park.

The Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit large developments at Liberty State Park after 40 years of attempts by developers to build everything from a hotel to an amusement park on land coveted for its panoramic views of Manhattan …

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