Newsflash: 160 Imlay Street Back On Track

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    After community protests, a stop work order and a six-month hiatus, the condo conversion at 160 Imlay Street got the go-ahead when a lawsuit filed by the Red Hook-Gowanus Chamber of Commerce was thrown out by an appellate court on a technicality. (Interestingly, the lawsuit was partially funded by Greg O’Connell, the long-time Red Hook property owner profiled here earlier this week.) So now Developer Bruce Batkin can procede with his plans to convert the property—which has become a symbol of the struggle between the new forces of luxury development and the area’s working class, industrial past.
    Red Hook Green Light [NY Daily News]
    Converting Red Hook [Village Voice]
    Interview with Red Hook’s Biggest Developer [Brownstoner]

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