Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"A New (24-Hour) Brooklyn If There Ever Was One..."

"Had all the details and dimensions of all of the development projects under way today in Downtown Brooklyn been fully known in 2004, when the new zoning plan was approved, it might not have been," says Brooklyn Eagle's resident pundit Dennis Holt.

"No one then conceived of 14,000 new housing units, 1.6 million square feet of more retail space or the same space for offices, and 1,553 new hotel rooms."

Downtown Brooklyn will become a 24-hour city, with all the positives and negatives that this brings, Holt says. Whatever happens, "we are talking about between 40,000 and 50,000 people making the new Downtown their home within about a little more than one square mile. That’s a new Brooklyn if there ever was one."

Full story here.

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