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Red Hook's Future Hangs in the Balance

The Village Voice's Tom Robbins takes a detailed look at 160 Imlay Street (see photos), the Red Hook waterfront building that's looking to go residential. In the debate, Robbins finds the future of Red Hook hanging in the balance. Says one observer,

"What they are trying to do is a de facto rezoning of the waterfront, and they are trying to do it building by building. They are coming up with these bogus variances, and eventually... it will result in the end of manufacturing in Red Hook and result in an influx of residential conversions."
In response, the pro-development people say, "Hells yeah!" (note: paraphrase).
· Converting Red Hook [Village Voice]