Written by Roberta Lane
Disappointing, but not unexpected, news.
The New York City Council approved the Dock Street DUMBO project's rezoning application by a margin of 40 - 9. The wide margin was attributed to Speaker Christine Quinn's influential support for the project. It was particularly unfortunate and unusual that the vote went this way over the objections of the councilmember representing the DUMBO district, David Yassky, who passionately appealed to his fellow members to join him in opposing the project at the last hearing.
- Council Votes 40-9 For Dock Street Dumbo (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
- Council Approves Dumbo Tower Near Brooklyn Bridge (New York Times)
- DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance
Roberta Lane is a program officer & regional attorney in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast Office.