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Red Hook Piers: Here Comes Another Fight

[Photo courtesy of spae on flickr]
The City's Economic Development Corp. gave Red Hook a preview of the plan they're developing for the 120 acres of property known as piers seven through twelve that runs from the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Atlantic Basin south of the new Red Hook Cruise Terminal. EDC is soliciting developer proposals and will create a master plan for a "maritime-themed" waterfront destination. (Brooklyn Water World?) B61 Productions, the Red Hook blog, summarizes a vision that includes more retail, residential and office space on the west side of Columbia Street, a second cruise terminal, a convention hotel, a warehouse on Pier Seven and industrial operations on piers eight and nine. Early reactions include: not enough industry, the wrong kinds of industry, not enough recreation, too much traffic, not enough housing and lots more. Plenty of Red Hook fun to come.
· Lines Being Drawn on Plan for Piers [B61 Productions]
· City Seeks Hook Visionaries [Bklyn Papers]