Red Hook: The operators of Brooklyn’s last working cargo port came under fire this week after they reportedly funneled tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to elected officials who oppose the Bloomberg Administration’s plan to evict them to create a tourist haven in Red Hook. Comment.
The Explainer: A city plan to evict the operators of Red Hook’s working cargo port from Port Authority-owned piers ran into opposition last week when 21 officials sent a letter urging the bi-state agency to give the dockworkers a new 10-year lease. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Council Speaker Chris Quinn and Councilman David Yassky were among the signatories of the letter. Comment.
Red Hook: City officials are on the brink of rolling out a new development plan for the Red Hook waterfront — a move that is expected to keep cargo ships on the piers and scuttle a plan to expand the Brooklyn cruise ship terminal, borough officials said this week. Comment.
Red Hook: Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz took the maiden voyage of the New York Water Taxi from Red Hook to Governors Island on Wednesday, a photo-op to promote a new summerlong service between Brooklyn and the historic, tear-drop-shaped island. Comment.
Red Hook: Red Hook may get to drink its beer — and unload its cargo, too, now that city officials are considering retaining a container port that has long been slated for eviction and giving a nearby waterfront parcel to Brooklyn Brewery. Comment.
Red Hook: The Brooklyn cruise terminal created just 14 full-time jobs in its first year on the Red Hook waterfront — a whopping 356 short of the number of full-time jobs promised by the city’s Economic Development Corporation. Comment.
Red Hook: Transforming a cargo port on the Red Hook waterfront into a maritime tourist attraction will cost $326 million, according to an internal city document obtained by The Brooklyn Paper this week. Comment.