Eric Simundza recently graduated from the Metropolitan Studies Program at NYU. This essay is adapted from his senior Honors Project comparing waterfront planning in New York City and London.
East Williamsburg may soon be the recipient of a new homeless shelter. This past May, the Doe Fund, a nonprofit group that runs residential work programs, completed the purchase of a 72,000 square foot abandoned textile factory located at 89-111 Porter Avenue.
Brooklyn, as Borough President Marty Markowitz reminded a recent public forum in Williamsburg, is currently denied access to the most beautiful waterfront in America.