Thursday, January 1, 2009

Community Board 6 Meeting on Monday, 1/5/09

The CB6 committee for Economic and Waterfront Development is having a meeting this Monday.

Here are the details from the CB6 website:

Update from a representative for the New York City Economic Development Corporation on the City's planning efforts for the Atlantic Basin at the Red Hook waterfront.

Presentation by a representative for New York Water Taxi on the company's current and future operations including efforts to provide expanded ferry service to the Brooklyn waterfront in New York Harbor. For more background visit

Presentation by a representative for PortSide New York, a non-profit community-based organization with a mission to breathe life into the relationship between landside community and the maritime sector - to the advantage of both. For more background visit

Long Island College Hospital
339 Hicks Street( Rooms F & G)
Brooklyn NY 11201

6:30 PM

Carolina Salguero from PortSide NY will be presenting and asks that people from the community show up in support of PortSide's work, since there is a chance that PortSide could be included in the plans for the Atlantic Basin (Pier 11).

Learn more about PortSide here

If past PortSide events (i.e. this one) are any indication of what they could do there, this is a cause worth supporting.

The Brooklyn Greenway also hopes to be part of the plans for the Pier 11 lot, and asks for community support at this meeting as well.

The current stretch of the Greenway is great, and it would be even better if it continued through pier 11 for public access to the waterfront and an easy bike connection through Red Hook.

The outcome of this project will have a hige impact on our area, so show up if you can!

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