New Residences in Red Hook? Nah.

 New Residences in Red Hook? Nah.
Dude, where’s my car? Nearby 146 Conover Street.

Last Wednesday, Brooklyn Community Board 6 rejected a variance request for a vacant, trash-strewn lot at 146 Conover Street in Red Hook to be converted into a four-story residential building. The lot is zoned for manufacturing, and illustrates the age-old dilemma in Red Hook: How to keep a manufacturing base while also encouraging new residential development?

An earlier article from the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill Courier gives a good rundown on the two opposing sides in this battle.

-Matthew Grace

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