A public boathouse for Newtown Creek?

Newtown Creek, Brooklyn

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A Greenpoint group is already planning future real estate development around Newtown Creek despite the waterway’s recent Superfund designation. According to the Brooklyn Paper, the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning is angling to turn the ground floor of an industrial warehouse overlooking the polluted creek into a public boathouse with an esplanade, training center and storage. Boat access to Newtown Creek is currently blocked. The plan for the Greenpoint Manufacutring and Design Center will have to compete with several others angling to grab a piece of the Newtown Creek pollution settlement between the city and the state. Community Board 1 member Dewey Thompson, who submitted the proposal, said he envisions it coming to fruition within four years. [Brooklyn Paper]