On Monday, Mayor Bloomberg, joined by Brooklyn Chamber head Carl Hum and Borough President Marty Markowitz among other public officials, announced the city’s plan to invest $165 million (alongside another $105 million from the state) to revitalize commercial activity along the Sunset Park Waterfront. “On Brooklyn’s waterfront, the City has a unique opportunity to build upon existing assets – including a talented workforce and industrial and maritime infrastructure – to create permanent industrial jobs,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Through a series of investments aimed at bringing aging infrastructure to good repair, professionalizing maritime and rail service, and increasing and diversifying job-intensive industrial uses along the waterfront, the Sunset Park Waterfront Vision Plan lays out a series of short and long-term steps to strengthen the area as a center for industrial growth. Specific initiatives include an $80 million overhaul of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, an $8.6 million modernization of the Bush Terminal and improvement of the freight rail service in the area. Another $37 million is slated to build the Bush Terminal Piers Park, which will add 22 acres of open space through the remediation of a former brownfield. Check out the full-length press release here.
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Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]