On one side sit real estate developers who’ve already bought up lots and have promised a hefty percentage of the new housing will be affordable. On the other side sit locals, arguing that development spurred by the proposed rezoning would drive the already overtaxed sewage system to the breaking point.
In the middle sits Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s borough president and a top-tier candidate for mayor. He will soon deliver a recommendation that could help determine whether the plan lives, dies or is significantly altered.
Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY Eric Adams greets FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association members before the group endorsed him for mayor April 13, 2021. A battle rages in Brooklyn’s gritty Gowanus neighborhood over a rezoning plan that would add thousands of new residences to what was once a primarily manufacturing […]
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