Greenpoint Landing: Bloomberg’s Plan To Create A “New” Greenpoint Community

Bloomberg's Greenpoint Landing

Miami, Brooklyn is coming to Greenpoint. And it aint’ perty.

Did you know we are lacking in community here? In his recent State of The City 2013 address, Mike Bloomberg announced plans for “creating a ‘new community’ in Brooklyn – Greenpoint Landing – with more than 5,000 new homes, parks and open space, a marina, a public school and shops.”

5000 new homes! At two people per household, 10,000 people means a population increase of about 25% in Greenpoint. Is that sustainable?

I see a whole lotta big buildings. Where is the open space?

Back in November Curbed reported the first “NIMBY” protest against, “Park Tower Group’s proposal for 10 residential towers on 22 acres of the Greenpoint waterfront. The megaproject will include 4,000 apartments in 30-to-40-story buildings, a new East River marina, a seasonal putting green/ice skating rink, and a pedestrian bridge designed by architect Santiago Calatrava.”

How will this impact businesses, mass transit, infrastructure, open spaces and the character of the neighborhood?

And more importantly what hipster is responsible for this?

Is Greenpoint Landing part of your vision for the neighborhood?

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!