Mayor Bloomberg chimed in on the fight over the housing development planned for the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg. His prediction: Brooklyn Democratic Party leader Vito Lopez will end up supporting the project.
Mr. Lopez, a key figure in the debate over Domino and chairman of the Assembly’s housing committee, is opposed to the Read More
Shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday, a large group of Brooklynites sporting uniform yellow T-shirts collected on the steps of City Hall for a rally. As a few stragglers joined it, Councilwoman Diana Reyna, standing at the base of the group, aside U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, gushed about the $1.2 billion housing development Read More
The City Planning Commission voted unanimously today in favor of a $1.5 billion residential complex along the Williamsburg waterfront. The vote brings the project one step closer to approval — and portends a potentially dramatic change to the Brooklyn skyline.
The project, located on the site of a long-vacant Domino sugar refinery, was hailed by Read More
Just because Atlantic Yards is (probably) now happening, that’s not to say Brooklyn has seen the last of big development battles.
Based on a notice from the Department of City Planning this week, it seems the fight over the former Domino Sugar factory site is set to kick off first thing in the Read More
The winter chill that had settled over the old Domino Sugar factory has officially thawed. In late March, opponents of the planned condo conversion there reheated last summer’s landmarking controversy with a lawsuit against the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The suit, filed by the Williamsburg Independent People, claims the commission failed to properly disclose Read More
Here she is — the scaled-down, more contextually appropriate design for the New Domino residential development, which got the official stamp of approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission this morning.
Unlike the former, more controversial plan, this one preserves the iconic Domino Sugar sign, better hides the mechanicals, and adds fewer floors on Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved revised plans for a massive development at the Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, Brownstoner reported just before noon after blogging live from the hearing all morning. Most importantly "the sign will live," said an architect for the project.
The LPC has sent the developers back to the drawing Read More