City Wants Marina in Red Hook

Despite last month’s stormy City Council hearing on the future of the Brooklyn waterfront, the city’s Economic Development Corporation is pushing part of its Red Hook plan forward–the part it can push forward without engendering further controversy.

A request for proposals issued on Tuesday asks for bidders to submit plans for a marina and marina repair shop in the Atlantic Basin and Pier 10, which the city has been leasing from the Port Authority since early 2005. The request (PDF) only very slightly mentions Pier 10, which is where the EDC has met resistance in its effort to replace the cargo-container port with Brooklyn’s second cruise-ship terminal.

- Matthew Schuerman