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City Won’t Promise to Finish Two Long-Stalled North Brooklyn Parks

As the Brooklyn Paper reports, the Bloomberg administration has refused to commit to any goals or deliverables on the acquisition or construction of Bushwick Inlet Park or 65 Commercial Street. (I guess everyone has given up on the expansion of Barge Park?) Financial mismanagement and planning gaffes have also stood in the way of both […]

The ‘Drastic Miscalculation’ That Stalled the Greening of Greenpoint-Williamsburg

77 Commercial Street Sells

According to the Real Deal, Manhattan-based Chetrit Group has purchased the 95,000 sf warehouse at 77 Commercial Street in Greenpoint. The property is one of the northernmost waterfront parcels that were rezoned to residential in the 2005 rezoning, and the potential development on the site could in a big, bigger or biggest development scenario. It […]

Border War

NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

The City’s draft waterfront plan calls new public access at Williamsburg Bridge Park (5) and the former BRT power plant site (6). The Department of City Planning has released its draft comprehensive waterfront plan (aka Vision 2020), and it has a lot for North Brooklyn to get excited about (and quite a few things that […]

Java Street Pier

Stiles Properties’ proposed Java Street (bottom) and India Street piers, as seen in a 2009 rendering. Source: Architects Newspaper Last month, the City’s Economic Development Corporation issued an RFP for the redevelopment of the Java Street pier. This is the only City-owned pier on the North Brooklyn waterfront (it’s actually a pier in concept only […]

Happy Rezoning Day

For those of you that forgot to mark you calendars, tomorrow is Rezoning Day. That’s right, it is five years since the City Council approved the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Rezoning. On May 11, 2005, the City Council and the Mayor’s office finalized a package of promises that paved the way for the enactment of the rezoning. Since it’s […]

Bloomberg Slashes North Brooklyn Parks Budget

Not a Park: Where’s My Park? Day

When I sat down Sunday evening to write about the state of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning four years down the line, I did not intend for this week to turn into North Brooklyn Parks & Recreation week. But it has, so let’s just go with the flow. Because as it turns out, this is quite the […]

Happy Rezoning Day

Photo: animalvegetable on flickr May 11 marks the fourth anniversary of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Rezoning. A lot has happened in four years. Economies have crumbled. Regimes have fallen. The American automobile is more endangered than the American eagle. Here in North Brooklyn, the last four years have brought construction – a hell of a lot […]