Port Authority Honcho: BK Waterfront Like ‘Vietnam’


Yesterday outgoing Port Authority chief Chris Ward gave a speech at a Municipal Art Society-sponsored conference in which he said that the Brooklyn waterfront is one of the last big planning issues the city has to address. According to Crain’s, he compared the waterfront to Vietnam, “a place where no one has been able to declare a victory.” Ward said the Red Hook container terminal should be moved to the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, in Sunset Park, so that the Red Hook land could aid in developing Governors Island. Ward also said that the moving the container terminal could free up space for better transportation links and, perhaps, a school or hotel. Streetsblog quotes Ward as saying the following: “You will not be able to get the needed amount of people, whatever the use is, to Governor’s Island as long as you have a container terminal there.”
Brooklyn Waterfront Seen as Top Priority [Crain’s]
Chris Ward: NYC Truck Traffic “Is an Economic and Environmental Crisis” [Streetsblog]
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