http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20 ... pipe-dream
So I've long ago given up complaining about NYC development. The Greatest City is some sort of ponzi development scheme where they just build the shit out of everything and rubes show up to fill whatever they just build.
This one however is a bit NIMBYish. My house is not in the picture, but is a couple blocks over from the lower left.
The good news, is that they are proposing to build over that entire railyard and its going to cost $19 billion dollars. That pretty much means there is no freaking chance of this actually happening. I'm sure there's a cheaper spot in city limits (like the Bronx) where the mayor and developers can build "affordable housing" units while really just filling the skyline with $3000/month outer borough studio apartments.
Oh and they are currently building the ever loving shit out of Queens plaza and have yet to fill all those units up with fresh meat. Thats all the construction in the top middle of the photo.
The bad news is that this IS the greatest city on earth and they just did something equally ridic with the Hudson Yards on Manhattan's west side.
Hopefully this is just some crackpot shit by a one and done Brooklyn mayor, and I don't have 10 years of construction in hood. (actually I already do because of upgrades to the railyards and LIRR lines going on right now).
Anyway let's hear it for NOOOO YAWK! If they do actually build this thing, my house will prolly triple in value so I got that going for me.