Fear And Redevelopment At Brooklyn's Red Hook Waterfront
Businesses at the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn have been betrayed by New York City before but survived, and revived. Now the blue-collar maritime and industrial neighborhood fears a zoning change that will bring in luxury apartments or a cruise ship terminal, and new residents that may reject existing land uses -- especially those blue-collar industries that are accompanied by Dumpsters, truck traffic and odors. "This is in many ways the most complex land-use battle in the city," said Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff. Can industrial, commercial and mixed residential land uses co-exist, or will gentrification strike again?
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