Monday, November 10, 2008

What will become of Pier 11?

Nothing for now, according to the Brooklyn Paper:

More than two years after the city began soliciting bids for an inactive city-controlled pier next to the cruise ship terminal and just south of Hamilton Avenue, developers were shocked to receive letters about two weeks ago from the Economic Development Corporation that it had rejected all the proposals.

This is unfortunate considering that there do seem to be some good ideas out there. One example was presented to the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association last week by NY Water Taxi owner Tom Fox, which included public waterfront access, a man made beach, a marina, restaurant(s), and a ship storage and repair yard that would employ around 1,000 people - many of whom would be people that live in the neighborhood.

More on that and the meeting to come soon.

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