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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Can Marty pull a rabbit out of a hat? Let's hope!

Brooklyn Paper excerpt -

An attorney for iStar Financial, the current owners of the Childs Building, defended the plan for iStar to sell the structure to the city and transform it into an amphitheater for $50 million in taxpayer money. The lawyer said that the company, which has a lease to operate the new facility at a profit for 10 years, had already taken into account the potential for problems with noise and traffic — and found that there will be no problems at all. 

“I expect that it’s going to be ultimately approved, and I expect that this project will be a benefit not just to people who come to the concerts, but to the whole community,” said iStar counsel Howard Weiss.

The City Planning Commission — the next body to review the project — is free to ignore the CB13 vote, which is only advisory. 

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/36/39/bn_childsvote_2013_09_27_bk.html

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