Councilman Levin announced in a press release today that he approved selling the “air rights” to developers instead of mandating a maximum height consistent with the neighborhood’s existing architecture. No word on whether the so-called affordable housing that is promised will be segregated. (Of course it will be.) From his press release:
“Greenpoint is my home and during this process and throughout my entire term in office I have listened carefully to my neighbors’ thoughts and concerns about the future of our neighborhood. I have heard from many Greenpointers expressing their opposition to the height and density of this project, but the open space and affordable housing needs of our community that have persisted for years also go without question. While this project allows for greater height, density is not added but simply moved over from next door.”
Goodbye quaint neighborhood, hello Dubai.