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.