The New Coney Island - Brooklyn's Times Square by the Sea

Friday, July 17, 2009

Unions and Acorn have stepped up to the plate AGAIN!

NY Observer excerpt -

Seems like the Bloomberg administration has yet to win over unions and housing advocacy group ACORN on its Coney Island plan.

The Observer got a letter on Friday night addressed to members of the City Council from a number of important unions and ACORN that urges the members to withhold support of the plan—a multibillion-dollar redevelopment of the historic entertainment hub—without changes to labor and housing issues.

“The window of opportunity for the City Council to make these important changes is closing fast,” the groups wrote. “Before this project is approved by the Land Use Committee and the entire body of the City Council, we ask you to modify the plan.”

The groups have been key to support of the plan—multiple Council Members have strongly pushed for a deal to satisfy concerns of the politically powerful unions—which a Council subcommittee is tentatively scheduled to vote on Monday.

http://www.observer.com/2009/real-estate/unions-acorn-push-council-concessions-coney-island-clock-ticks

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