By Brooklyn Reader

January 29, 2014, 6:00 am

 

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo. Photo by Buck Ennis for Crains NY

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo.
Photo by Buck Ennis for Crains NY

At a forum on Tuesday hosted by Crain’s, the city’s five borough presidents laid out their visions for development in their respective boroughs, reported Crains.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams laid out his vision, including developing armories in the borough, continuing development efforts in Coney Island, which was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and revitalizing poorer neighborhoods such as East New York and Brownsville.

He also shared his idea of selling air rights in the borough and using the money for “land banks” that would fund affordable housing.

“Brooklyn must remain affordable,” said Adams. Although development boomed in Brooklyn under his predecessor, Marty Markowitz, Adams acknowledged pointed out that some African-American communities in the central and eastern parts of the borough missed out on the renaissance.


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