Actions Set in Motion for 65 Commercial St. Park

by Ryan Watson on

On Monday, August 13, 2012, the The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) requested proposals for a developer to buy “air rights” to 65 Commercial St. in an effort to acquire money for the removal of MTA trains from the site as well as to landscape the area. The developer would be able to build “denser and higher” buildings, while the city would have ownership over the land to create a park space.

“Claiming it was strapped for cash, the city admitted a few months ago that it lacked a concrete plan to provide the open space at 65 Commercial St. and along the rest of the Williamsburg waterfront.”

Proposals are due by August 30.

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

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Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

Originally from Los Angeles, Ryan is a relatively new but very proud resident of Greenpoint. He was drawn to Greenpoint by the strong sense of community and history of local activism. Ryan can be found at North Brooklyn Farms, the urban farm at the Domino Sugar Factory, which he co-founded or working in the 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.

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