The Domino project’s Uniform Land Review Process kicked off. Last night, to demonstrate the project’s perceived lack of substance, a community member walked up to the mic at PS 84 carrying a large carrot littered with buzzwords (affordable housing, jobs, vibrant, amenity) frequently used by Two Trees, the site’s developer.
The Domino Sugar Factory, a landmark site, is about to be demolished for more upscale residential/office space development—a la Bloomberg—and in several recent articles in the New York Times this has been taken as a fait accompli. Yet there is still a chance to stop it.
In the spirit of Citizen Journalism, please add your comments below if you can add clarity to the ongoing tragedy unfolding at the historic Domino Sugar Site.
The current plans presented for the Greenpoint waterfront and the Domino Sugar site, in Williamsburg, are very similar to that box of Honey Smacks. The developers’ respective sales pitches say it’s good for you, but if you look closely at the details, it’s really not.
Domino is an 11-acre site sitting in a very hyper densely populated neighborhood. Where is the developer on protecting the community’s bottom line when it comes to health & safety?
The bin structure of the Domino Sugar Refinery is completed exposed as the windows have all been taken out. This means leaving the job area completely exposed for the community to breathe in.
Aware that there would be a staggering rent increase, partners Halina Jankowski and Rachel Parker, who took over the 100-year-old pharmacy in 1998, never asked their landlady what the new rent would be.