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Sussing the Billyburg Waterfront Debate

Coverage of yesterday's big rezoning meeting to debate the future of the Williamsburg/Greenpoint waterfront focuses on attempts to insure that additional lower-income housing is built in the hood. All well and good. But what really went down at this throwdown? Amanda Burden drunk on power? Protesters drunk on helium? First-hand reports are welcomed, or we'll have little choice but to keep irresponsibly speculating.
· Council Threatens to Block Waterfront Plan [Brownstoner]
· Council Threatens to Block Plan to Rezone in Brooklyn [NYTimes]