|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 5 May 2008 08:39:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Brooklyn (NY) power plant demolition|
Williamsburg When Spring Cleaning Includes a Power Plant By JAKE MOONEY New York Times (NY) May 4, 2008THE gigantic old power plant at 500 Kent Avenue, next to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in South Williamsburg, has stood on the waterfront since 1905, generating power for the trains and streetcars of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company.
The plant operated through the borough’s heyday as a leading manufacturing center. And though it closed in 1999 after 49 years as a Con Edison plant, the building remained standing as some of its industrial neighbors were designated landmarks and earmarked for conversion into housing, like part of the former Domino sugar factory. Others, such as the old Schaefer Beer factory, were demolished to make way for new construction.
Now, the power station’s time may have come. A week and a half ago, Con Edison representatives confirmed neighborhood suspicions that the building was being torn down, though Bob McGee, a company spokesman, said no future use had been determined for the site, including whether to sell it.
... For the entire article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/nyregion/thecity/04cone.html?_r=1&ref=thecity&oref=slogin -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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