Friday, February 18, 2011

Vito wants Pfizer condemned for affordable housing

From the NY Post:

With Brooklyn’s residential real estate market still slumping, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has sold more than half of its former South Williamsburg complex to a company planning to bring new light-manufacturing and commercial jobs to the long-shuttered site.

Pfizer today announced it sold eight of 13 acres at the Flushing Avenue complex – the Fortune 500 firm’s 162-year-old birthplace – to Acumen Capital Partners of Long Island City.

The move comes two years after Pfizer, citing a tough economic climate, dropped plans to redevelop the site with a mixed-use plan anticipated to bring more than 1,000 apartments.

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carl Hum called the deal "great news," adding the new jobs would replace some of the 600 lost when Pfizer shut its massive plant in 2008.

But the news was a bitter pill for Assemblyman Vito Lopez.

The Brooklyn Democratic Party boss said he plans to introduce legislation to seize Pfizer’s remaining five acres north of the plant through eminent domain so that roughly 1,800 units of affordable housing can still be built.

Photo from Brownstoner


Anonymous said...

What a shithole! There are still a few areas that will never be habitable............

FlooshingRezident said...

Let's give a big round of applause to Pfizer to thank them moving all of their manufacturing to Puerto Rico.

Boycott Pfizer. It was once a great company that cared about its employees and made products that actually helped people.

Auntie Invasion said...

does this translate as US Government subsidized housing for illegal aliens and their jackpot/anchor babies?

Anonymous said...

That is how Love Canal happened. The city condemned the dump but promised to only use it for parking. Then they broke the seal and built a school on top.

Anonymous said...

Who thinks this shit up?

This is America?

Or is this Amerika?

Milton Friedman said...

Who wants to live near Marcy Projects? Vito Lopez is stupid they're trying to get people jobs, but no he says "we don't need job!" we need government subsidized housing so the tax payer flip the bill. American is a "free market" LMAO what a lie. When the government can take your property because they don't think you know how to use what ever happened to the Constitution?