Will Red Hook Stay or Go?

First, it looked like the Port Authority would cede to the Bloomberg administration’s boozy vision for the Red Hook waterfront. Then, the new people at the Economic Development Corporation took a look in the mirror. But it wasn’t at all clear where that left the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which actually owns the cargo port there.

After a Port Authority board meeting this afternoon, Executive Director Anthony Shorris, gave an appropriately ambivalent response to the question of whether the Port Authority was interested in retaining the port after all.

“We are continuing to look at what the best strategies are with the city and other players,” he told reporters.

Which we take as a reluctant yes.

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