Chris Ward wants to relocate Red Hook container terminal

TRD New York /
Oct.October 14, 2011 11:51 AM

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Executive Director Chris Ward offered somewhat of a strange proposal for the Brooklyn waterfront and Governor’s Island yesterday during a visit to the Time Warner Center at Lincoln Square, the New York Observer reported, calling for the relocation of the Red Hook Container Terminal, currently located at 70 Hamilton Avenue in Red Hook, to Sunset Park.

To fix Governor’s Island, you must first fix Red Hook, he suggested. “Red Hook is in the wrong location if Governor’s Island is to succeed,” he said.

In Sunset Park, the shipping capacity would be insulated by Industry City, Ward said, and there it could connect with a trans-harbor freight rail tunnel.

“People think the Port loves trucks, because it brings us revenue,” Ward said. “Believe me, we have enough revenue, and the non-stop delivery trucks are killing our city… We must get beyond our nostalgia for the Brooklyn waterfront for the future of this city.” [NYO]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
City Planning commissioner Marisa Lago and Governors Island (Getty)

Governors Island rezoning process is underway

Governors Island rezoning process is underway
TRD's Erik Enguist and Port Authority's Rick Cotton

Port Authority, out $3B, has waterfront land to sell

Port Authority, out $3B, has waterfront land to sell
TRD's Erik Enguist and Port Authority's Rick Cotton

Can the Port Authority bring NYC back? Tune in to TRD Talks Wednesday

Can the Port Authority bring NYC back? Tune in to TRD Talks Wednesday
Brooklyn’s Sunset Park is in the midst of a severe housing crisis and in desperate need of affordable housing. (Photo by Jim.henderson via Wikipedia)

Sunset Park faces severe affordable housing shortage: report

Sunset Park faces severe affordable housing shortage: report
HelloFresh’s NYC HQ (Courtesy of Industry City, HelloFresh by Eric Laignel)

HelloFresh inks Industry City deal for content studio

HelloFresh inks Industry City deal for content studio
Port Authority Bus Terminal and AECOM CEO Troy Rudd (Roger Rowlett via Wikipedia; AECOM)

“Worst place on earth” may be buried underground

“Worst place on earth” may be buried underground
Carroll Gardens and Flatbush in Brooklyn (Photos by Steven Pisano via Flickr; Mrbrklyn via Wikipedia; iStock)

Brooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoods

Brooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoods
The Real Deal's Kathryn Brenzel and Steiner Equities' Doug Steiner

Doug Steiner talks Steiner Studios’ Brooklyn expansion

Doug Steiner talks Steiner Studios’ Brooklyn expansion
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...