Greenpointers push for another enviro study of Chetrit project

David Bistricer and 77 Commercial Street rendering
David Bistricer and 77 Commercial Street rendering

On top of plans to sue the developers of luxury projects on the polluted Greenpoint waterfront, residents are fighting for a new environmental study to occur before work begins.

Almost 200 residents, flanked by state Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, signed a petition requesting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo order a study. They argue that developers Joseph Chetrit and David Bistricer’s plans for a 12-tower compound including Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street disregard environmental protections.

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The city’s last study, done in 2005, showed no harm would be done by the construction, according to a spokesperson for the Chetrit Group.

Lentol said the study was based on “outdated data” because the landscape has changed a lot since then.

“The history of environmental abuse in the area should warrant an examination for the benefit and safety of the people in the community,” Lentol told DNAinfo. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer