Bloomberg’s SOTC Touts North Brooklyn Waterfrontsby on
We at GWAPP think waterfront issues in North Brooklyn are of the utmost importance, and we’re not the only ones! Yesterday, NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg delivered his 2013 State of the City address. Below are a few excerpts from the speech:
Now, the Barclays Center is the latest sign of just how hot Brooklyn has become.
…We’ve added more than 750 acres to our parks and turned New York City into an international leader on green growth and climate change.
… As you know, many of the biggest economic and community renewal projects we’ve undertaken have been along our waterfront. Just look at the East River. From Long Island City and Hunters Point South – where Borough President Helen Marshall has helped us create new housing and jobs to Greenpoint and Williamsburg and DUMBO we have re-zoned old industrial areas and brought them back to life.
… In Brooklyn, we’ll begin creating a new community called Greenpoint Landing – with more than 5,000 new homes, parks and open space, a marina, a public school and shops. Just a little south of there, we’ll move forward with a plan to turn the old Domino Sugar Plant into new housing and we’ll create the commercial space that Brooklyn’s growing tech community needs.
GWAPP’s coverage of Greenpoint Landing.
GWAPP’s coverage of the Domino Sugar Factory.