Borough President’s Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Public Hearing: Videos & Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

If you weren’t able to attend Tuesday’s Brooklyn Borough President’s meeting regarding the ULURP requests for 77 Commercial St. and Greenpoint Landing, have no fear, Heather has you covered. No not me–I couldn’t attend either!–but Miss Heather of New York Shitty not only attended but took videos of all the community testimonies. Watch them and you’ll basically feel like you were there!

Live From The ULURP Review Meeting: Greenpoint Landing Presents

Live From The ULURP Review Meeting: 77 Commercial Street Presents

New York Shitty Video Du Jour: Live From The ULURP Review Meeting

Next stop in the ULURP process?

Official ULURP chart. Click to view complete PDF at

After the BBP announces his advisory decision, the ULURP process moves to the City Planning Commission (CPC). This is a very important step. Why? The CPC has the power to STOP the ULURP requests (“Disapprovals are final.”*) The CPC MUST hold a public hearing within 60 days (not sure when this clock starts specifically.)

If the CPC accepts the ULURP requests: The requests will move forward for City Council review.

*If the CPC rejects the ULURP requests: The requests will be defeated except for a.) special permits, zoning map and text changes, 197-a plans which the Mayor has power to certify/approve; and b.) urban renewal plans based on state law.

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.