- Williamsburg Businesses Fear Eminent Domain [✜]
I've said it before, but regardless of whose vision of Broadway Triangle comes to fruition, manufacturing will be displaced. The City's plan replaces manufacturing with residential, as does the BTCC plan. The important thing is to make sure that businesses in the Triangle can relocate (and relocate nearby). For that to happen, someone has to pony up some serious money (and that should happen before the Council signs off on anything). CB1 made funding for industrial relocation a condition of their approval, and since then David Yassky and Vito Lopez have signed on, as has Marty Markowitz (who went a step further). If it can happen in Willets Point, it should happen here.