Thursday, November 15, 2012

Not all pols think shorefront development a good idea

From Pardon Me For Asking:

It would seem that Hurricane Sandy and the massive flooding caused by the storm is causing some politicians to take a stand against building in low-lying areas.
I just received a letter from Councilman Brad Lander's office that was sent to David Lichtenstein, COE of Lightstone Group in regards to the company's proposed Gowanus development at 363-365 Bond Street. The site, adjacent to the Gowanus Canal, is located in a Flood Zone A and was evacuated both during Hurricane Irene in August 2011 and during Hurricane Sandy just two weeks ago.

This is a brave step for Councilman Lander and I applaud him for it.

Below is his letter to David Lichtenstein.


Jerry Rotondi said...

Here's a politician that I can respect!

Anonymous said...

Here comes another storm and surge!

The gallons and gallons of water that will be flooding out hipsters who are dumb enough to buy into this project (should it ever be built) is nothing compared to the millions upon millions of dollars in profits this greedy developer will bank!

Bloomberg will let Lightstone Group build it!
They are probably one of his close friends.

David Lichtenstein will leave those yuppies hanging!

Anonymous said...

Wait till this guy needs the votes of the Queens delegation. Boy will they remind him about tossing around hot matches.

But, note, if you read this carefully he left himself some wiggle room.

Pols, like rats, always leave a space for themselves to sneak out of any dicey situation.