Posts Tagged ‘Domino Sugar Factory’

The MO Spotlight: Neighbors Allied for Good Growth

by Heather Van De Mark on

* * * * * * * * * * The MO Spotlight is a monthly series dedicated to spotlighting attention on a particular GWAPP Member Organization. The article discusses an MO’s current projects and upcoming events, as well provides a brief history on the organization and their mission. Interested in becoming a GWAPP member… READ MORE

Public Health Risk? Asbestos Abatement at Domino Sugar Factory

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Dr. Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH, Co-founder of Sherpaa hosted a town hall in south side Williamsburg to discuss and demand safe asbestos abatement at the Domino Sugar Refinery and more transparency regarding asbestos removal and possible risks of exposure. The town hall convened after a community… READ MORE

The Domino Effect Documentary: Why It Matters Now

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last year, The Domino Effect documentary hit the film festival network showing the complex process of gentrification using the Domino Sugar factory building in south side Williamsburg as a case study. For those uninitiated, the Domino Sugar factory is one example of industrial manufacturing jobs leaving North Brooklyn to have the land redeveloped as luxury… READ MORE

Urban Farm, Bike Track, Reading Room and More Open Space Slated for Domino Site

by Ryan Watson on

Late last year Two Trees, the development company that purchased the former Domino Sugar Factory site, put out a request for proposals inviting community groups to propose interim uses for the 55,000 square foot lot known as “Site E.” Last week, Two Trees announced their interim plans for the site which include a community farm… READ MORE

Controversial or Progressive? Two Trees Delivers New Domino Plan to Community

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In front of a packed house at the Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) Domino Community Forum, Jed Walentas and the Two Trees team presented their plans for the new New Domino development. Walentas began by explaining Two Trees’ vision for the site and their philosophy behind the new design, why they decided to scrap… READ MORE

Renderings of Domino Sugar Factory Development

UPDATE: Two Trees and the Domino Sugar Factory Development

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A lot has been written already about Two Trees Management’s development of the iconic Domino Sugar Factory, and I just mean by us. Before posting excerpts across from various stories, I suggest reading Gothamist’s article, First Look At Renderings For The Massive New Domino Development In Williamsburg for a comprehensive coverage and several photos. A… READ MORE

Bloomberg’s SOTC Touts North Brooklyn Waterfronts

by Heather Van De Mark 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… READ MORE

Inside the Domino Sugar Factory

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Last October, the massive Domino Sugar Factory complex was purchased by the developer Two Trees Management for $185 million. Two Trees maintains that there is “tremendous potential to re-connect this long-dormant waterfront site to the rest of this vibrant neighborhood, bringing additional housing, jobs, open space and neighborhood amenities with it.” Along those lines, Two… READ MORE

Two Trees Inviting Community Input On Open Space at Domino Sugar Site

by Heather Van De Mark on

We’ve written about the planned development on the historic Domino Sugar Factory, 3.2 acres along the East River in Williamsburg, before. Now, we want to update you that Two Trees, the development corporation behind the plan, is seeking community suggestions on what should be done. Last Thursday they held the first of several meetings soliciting… READ MORE

The Future of the Domino Sugar Factory

by Alanna Rios on

Receiving news that the iconic Domino Sugar Factory officially sold for redevelopment a couple of weeks back was like getting news that your favorite childhood candy store shut down or that your long time friendly neighbor has moved on, but worse. For those of us who’ve resided in Williamsburg for some time, we know the… READ MORE

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