Council Vote Approaching, Dock Street Debate Crescendos


With the final public hearing on Two Trees' controversial Dock Street Dumbo development scheduled for tomorrow at City Hall and a final City Council vote likely to take place in June, the opposition is pulling out some eleventh hour celebrity spokespeople, including most recently Ken Burns and Ugly Betty stat Ana Ortiz, in its bid to derail the approval of the mixed-use (400 apartments, 1 school) development; the publicity blitz comes on the heels of a protest on the steps of City Hall three weeks ago. Meanwhile, the developer sent an open letter last night to the eight celebs who've lent their name to the opposition urging them to hear both sides of the story and charging that opponents were spreading disinformation and putting their personal wants (like preserving the views from their lofts) over the needs of the community for a public middle school and affordable housing. (The Brooklyn Eagle defends the process through which the city came to support the school in an article today.) Tomorrow's public hearing takes place tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chamber at 260 Broadway in Manhattan.
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