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Dock Street Development Gets Green Light from City Council

brooklyn bridge cables netThe City Council today voted to approve the Dock Street development, an 18-story building directly adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite the outcry from everyone from MAS, local neighborhood groups, and the local City Council Member David Yassky, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and renowned historian David McCullough, the zoning changes and special permits needed for this development to move forward were granted. MAS had objected to the development because it would obstruct iconic views from the public walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge, and we called upon the Council to vote in opposition to the development.  Sadly, only a few Council Members agreed with us (Tony Avella, Charles Barron, Bill DeBlasio, Vincent Gentile, Eric Gioia, John Liu, Peter Vallone, and David Yassky), and the ULURP actions passed by a margin of 39-9.