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Greenpoint Clearing Land for Waterfront Development

A Kips Bay tipster sends along this photograph looking across to Greenpoint, where a warehouse complex—the vacant Greenpoint Terminal Market—caught fire around 6am this morning. Per Gothamist: "This site, which is largely vacant, includes six industrial buildings ranging in height from one to seven stories, several of which are severely deteriorated. Immediately south of the Greenpoint Terminal Market is a now vacant piece of land formerly occupied by Consolidated Freight, a national freight forwarding company that declared bankruptcy in August 2002."

Uh, so much for that condo conversion (though some have championed the waterfront for parkland.) And do check the oodles of photos of the pre-fire complex on Flickr.
· Greenpoint Warehouse on Fire [Gothamist]
· Green Point Market Photos [Flickr]
· 1 Greenpoint Waterfront Greenway [NYLCV.org]