City Council Approves Mayor Bloomberg’s Broadway Triangle Plan for Williamsburg

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williamsburgThe New York City Council has passed Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to build housing at Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle – including 800 affordable units. Opponents had charged two politically connected groups got no-bid land giveaways from the city to develop apartments that will favor Chassidishe families over blacks and Latinos.Bloomberg said the Brooklyn plan will “transform a largely vacant and underutilized area into a thriving new neighborhood.”

Opponents, who have brought a suit saying the plan breaks anti-discrimination laws, plan to ask a judge today to issue an injunction to stop it.

The Council okayed the project, 36 to 10, yesterday.

{NY Daily News/Matzav.com Newscenter}

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