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Admiral's Row Will Become Supermarket, Retail Center: Schumer

Final hurdle to Brooklyn's newest mega-development cleared.

With  and an agreement with the U.S. Army reached, Admiral's Row at  overcame the last hurdle to a planned mixed-use development.

According to the News, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Friday that the feds gave the green light to a final transfer to the city—clearing the way for a supermarket, shops and more.

“The creation of jobs, access to quality, affordable food and reservation of key parts of the Navy Yard’s glorious history—this is truly a win-win-win for the people of Brooklyn and the families and seniors who live next door to the Navy Yard,” Schumer said. “For too long, local residents in Farragut, Whitman and Ingersoll and parts of nearby Fort Greene have not had acceptable food shopping options— but no more. This deal paves the way for one of the biggest construction project this community has ever seen.”

A developer has not yet been named for the project. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., which  at BLDG 92, will be in charge of development.

“The Brooklyn Navy Yard is an urban job creation success story if there ever was one,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “The development of the Admiral's Row site will not only serve residents of the neighborhood by providing new fresh food and retail options, but it will also strengthen the city’s economy."

Kunal Shah January 27, 2012 at 08:44 PM
You gotta be ****ing kidding me. They burnt down the old shopping plaza on Myrtle, and now they are going to build a new one. Selling you the problem and the solution. Way to go NYC.. So laughably corrupt.
Joe Gonzalez January 31, 2012 at 03:22 PM
First, the south side of Fort Greene is wiped out by Atlantic Yards. Now the north side of Fort Greene is set wiped out by developers. Look for the religious leaders to sell their endorsements for upcoming construction.Look for Civil Rights leaders to make an appearance on stage in front of the check writers. Look for area elected public officials to sell out the public interest. Residents of the Flushing Avenue corridor: start packing your bags, because your days are numbered.

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