Thursday, January 26, 2012
Brad Lander to Present Overview of Port Changes
Date: 9 February 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Postgraduate Center, 177 Columbia Street
Our neighborhood is uniquely affected by the port: idling ships pollute our air, truck traffic on our local streets contributes to pollution and is a safety concern, and the salt pile is a corrosive nuisance. However, the port is also a valuable and essential resource: it has the capacity to accommodate a wide variety of activities, from cruise ships to water taxis, shipping, recreational boating, cultural and educational centers to maintenance facilities. Whether the port remains a viable enterprise for years to come should be a major concern for all in the Waterfront. If it does not, then we will witness an all-to-familiar real estate free-for-all as agencies and developers rush to exploit what is one of the most desirable locations in Brooklyn. Please join us, meet your neighbors and learn more about the port.