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Bloomberg Plans to Keep South Brooklyn's Waterfront Industrial

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg has unveiled a "vision" for the south Brooklyn waterfront, that calls for keeping the 2.5 mile coastline largely industrial, rather than converting it to residential use. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Bloomberg's spent a lot of his time in office advocating for residential development in places like Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City. But Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is a different story. The Mayor says he hasn't changed his policy, but different parts of the city lend themselves to different uses.

BLOOMBERG: There's demand for residential, there's demand for retail, there's demand for commercial there's demand for industrial.

REPORTER: Bloomberg says the city's spending $165 million in southwestern Brooklyn to repair shipping piers, modernize warehouses and improve a freight rail line that runs through the neighborhood. The money will also pay for a 22-acre waterfront park for residents who live further inland. For WNYC, I'm Matthew Schuerman.

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Comments [1]

richard santiago from 87 Chestnut stree,Emerson,NJ 07630

Thanks very much mr Mayor Bloomberg my house is at 595 5th. williamsBerg.NY
nice going.

Mar. 16 2011 03:41 PM

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