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September 30, 2016

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Bklyn Bridge Park Condos Get Upscale Pet and Wine Shops

By Lisa M. Collins

The large condo building, 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, where the contestants in Top Chef stay and the site of many TV shoots, is now getting some retail, according to the New York Observer. An upscale pet shop and organic wine store are opening up, and more retail — including potentially a bike shop — is said to be on the way.

The building made news when its water-views penthouse sold for more than $8 million. Now the big local fight is whether the city will move forward with plans to build several more luxury condo buildings on the waterfront and use money from the condos to pay for the maintenance and pier re-construction costs of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Local community activists and state Sen. Daniel Squadron are fighting the proposal to build more condos, saying such a move will “privatize” the park, restricting its public amenities and access.

 

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