Thursday, February 15, 2007

Red Hook Piers Plan Takes One Step Forward

The Red Hook Piers redevelopment plan seems to have taken a step forward. Anthony Shorris, the new head of the Port Authority, has given the go ahead to transferring Piers 7-12 to the city. (This comes after some indications the Port Authority had doubts about the plan.) The city, in turn, has a variety of redevelopment plans cooking including another cruise terminal and devleopments that are yet to be determined. (Proposals for a first phase of the plan are due before the end of the month.) The possible fly in the ointment is that there are still some powerful opponents of ending cargo operations on the Red Hook waterfront and eventually moving them to Sunset Park, and they include Members of Congress who potentially have the power to stop or slow the plans. There is, of course, a fascinating story about machinations surrounding the piers in this week's Village Voice.

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