In Greenpoint, Seven Candidates Try Not to Agree on Waterfront Development

All of the candidates in the crowded race for David Yassky’s City Council seat came to Greenpoint last night for the second forum in as many weeks. It was hosted by the Greenpoint Gazette, and most of the debate focused on issues affecting the northern tip of the district.
With seven candidates on the stage, and most of the responses capped at 60 seconds, there was not a lot of time for the participants to distinguish themselves, particularly because this is a field that unanimously supports affordable housing, parks, and downzoning.
Not surprisingly, the first question was about the Williamsburg-Greenpoint waterfront, and apparently by coincidence, it went to Evan Thies.