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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Adams talks Brooklyn Development including Coney

Crains excerpt -

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams broached an idea to sell air rights in the borough—presumably, in downtown Brooklyn—with the money then used for "land banks" that would fund affordable housing. "Brooklyn must remain affordable," said Mr. Adams, who is hoping to revitalize poorer neighborhoods such as East New York and Brownsville. He also said he planned to look at developing armories in the borough, and to continue to develop Coney Island, which was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, "to draw people through the borough." Development boomed in Brooklyn under his predecessor, Marty Markowitz, but some African-American communities in the central and eastern parts of the borough missed out on the renaissance.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140128/BLOGS04/140129876/borough-presidents-lay-out-development-plans

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