Sunday, August 07, 2016

De Blasio's trolley is on a collision course with the city's manufacturing sector

Crain's New York reports:
As the Domino Sugar refinery on the Brooklyn waterfront was getting ready to close in early 2004, showing its roughly 250 workers the door, the city gave assurances that the property would not be rezoned for housing. Six years later, the city rezoned the site for housing.

Now, industrial businesses and their advocates worry that history will repeat itself if the city builds a streetcar line to run along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront, home to many of New York’s few remaining manufacturing zones.
The struggles of Blue America.