Thursday, February 12, 2009

Update on Waterfront plans

Some things have been happening in the ongoing waterfront saga this week. For one, the NYTimes published an article on 2/10/09 stating that:

One of the city’s largest beer distributors has reached a tentative agreement to move to two piers on the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where the distributor, stevedores and government officials hope to revive and expand once-bustling cargo operations.

Phoenix Beverages, which distributes Heineken, Guinness, Brooklyn Beer, Smirnoff Ice and other brands, plans to move its operations from Long Island City, Queens, and Elizabeth, N.J., to Pier 7, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, and nearby Pier 11 at Atlantic Basin, which the city leases from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The company said it expected to unload about 20,000 containers a year from freighters.

Read the rest of the article here.

Also, one day before that, the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association released a letter to the EDC stating their opinions about the process that has lead to all of this. Read that here.

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