Preserving Brooklyn's Industrial Heritage on its Waterfronts

While the rest of the city's waterfronts are to be developed as public promenades, much of Brooklyn wants to retain its previous industrial uses. Liana Grey reports.

"Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach, planners are shaping the waterfront into a city in and of itself, with a mixture of manufacturing facilities, parkland, and residential development, where appropriate.

'Today, we look upon the waterfront almost as the sixth borough,' [director of the Planning Department's Broklyn office Purnima] Kapur said."

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