Posts Tagged ‘Waterfront Development’

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Join the Fight for Bushwick Inlet Park

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As heard at the recent Town Hall and reported in The New York Times, the Williamsburg/Greenpoint communities are fighting to transform Norman Brodsky’s waterfront property into public parkland, as promised in the 2005 rezoning. A decade since the rezoning – with just a slice of Bushwick Inlet Park developed – last January’s CitiStorage fire has reignited the “Where’s… READ MORE

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NYTimes: City of Water

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The NYTimes published a really fantastic essay over the weekend, City of Water by Kevin Baker, that examines the history and future of the City’s waterways in the wake of superstorms, rising tides and overdevelopment. Below are a few excerpts, but you can read the full article here: City of Water. Can New York keep… READ MORE

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ULURP Watch: BBP Approves with Modifications GPL and 77 Commercial

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Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz, made his recommendation on Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial St’s ULURP requests. He has Approved with Modifications both projects. Below you can view the original documents as well as some noted highlights. Greenpoint Landing PUBLIC HEARING The Borough President held his public hearing on these applications on September 17, 2013.… READ MORE

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The Latest News on the Domino Sugar Construction

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In the past year things have been ramping up in the former Domino Sugar Factory. Last fall Two Trees Management purchased the factory proposing a new set of plans for the historic landmarked property. In the last few months, work has begun on asbestos abatement, a pop-up park in the former parking lot has opened… READ MORE

© 2013 Ryan Watson. Street View from Kent Avenue.

HPD Hearing on Friday about Tax Breaks & Domino Development

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will hold a public hearing to discuss a rule amendment to Section 421-a of the Real Property Tax Law (“421-a Program”). The proposed amendment specifically addresses the “Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Exclusion Area,” which includes the controversial Domino Sugar development. 421-a is a tax break developers receive if… READ MORE

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Borough President’s Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Public Hearing Next Tuesday, Sept 17

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Earlier this week, Community Board 1 voted on the proposed ULURP requests for Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street. Read a recap of that meeting for details on the vote. However, CB1’s role in the ULURP process is only advisory. The next step in the land use review process is a public hearing held by… READ MORE

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CB1 Votes Tonight on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street

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At tonight’s Brooklyn’s Community Board 1 (CB1) meeting, the executive committee will issue a final vote on the proposed ULURP actions of Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street. This vote represents the culmination of months of community meetings about these two new developments going up along the Greenpoint waterfront that, in the words of CB1… READ MORE

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Missed the Greenpoint Landing Community Meeting? Then Watch This.

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Did you miss the August 13th Community Board 1 meeting covering the new Greenpoint Landing development, but want to know what happened? It was certainly a heated and emotionally contentious evening. For more information about what was presented at the meeting and what the communuity thinks, take a look at our recap of the meeting… READ MORE

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GWAPP & NAG: 77 Commercial Street ULURP Testimony

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* * * * * * * * * * In case you were unable to attend the CB1 ULURP meeting re: 77 Commercial Street, we’re publishing our official testimony/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (PDF). We’ll have a full recap of the meeting on the site… READ MORE

2013 Ryan Watson. Jim Dellavalle shaping up the bike park.

Photo Essay: Inside the Construction of Havemeyer Park

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After three months of construction Havemeyer Park opened to the public this past week. The former parking lot of the historic Domino Sugar Factory, on Kent Avenue between S. 3rd and S. 4th, along the Williamsburg waterfront has now been converted into an urban farm run by North Brooklyn Farms, Brooklyn’s first (legal) mountain bike… READ MORE

Map of CSOs in North Brooklyn and along the Newtown Creek. Source: OASIS NYC.

Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial St. ULURP: Sewer Overflow & Storm Water

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There is no greater feeling than to ask and to receive. On Monday, we posted a breakdown of the upcoming ULURP actions for the Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial St. developments. More importantly though, we asked you, our readers and our neighbors, to tell us what you think of these ULURP requests, what your concerns… READ MORE

2013 Ryan Watson. Sunset through the Domino Tower at North Brooklyn Farms.

Havemeyer Park To Bring An Acre of Open Space to Southside Williamsburg

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Summertime is here. The sunflowers are opening. The bike track has been shaped and capped. The plants are in the ground. The sod has been laid and now it’s time to open this park to the public! The 55,000 square foot former parking lot of the Domino Sugar Factory, now named Havemeyer Park, is officially… READ MORE