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Morning Brief: August 4

by Jeff Coltin
Fresh Kills Park

Kristine Paulus, flickr

Is New York’s future on the water?  AM New York’s published a list of five projects that would change New York City, and some of the most exciting ones are on the city’s miles of waterfront [Like Fresh Kills Park, above].  Much of the Hudson coastline has been revitalized by development, is the East River next?

 

WEATHER

Princeton University Giving Away Homes

by Associated Press, Katie Zezima
Princeton University

Stu Spivak/flickr

Want a free house? Princeton University will let you choose from seven.

But only if you can haul them away.

Princeton is giving away houses it needs to clear away in order to start a new development project. The homes boast details including Victorian scroll moulding and fireplaces.

The catch is that most are in bad shape, with insulation peeking out from the foundation and broken shutters or railings.

Planned Media Hub in NYC Moves Forward

by Associated Press
brooklyn navy yard sign
gri1fter, Flickr

An agreement has been reached between the nonprofit Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and Douglas Steiner. They'll turn an abandoned 19th century naval hospital complex into a $400 million film and technology hub. Steiner owns Steiner Studios in another part of the Navy Yard. It's the largest film and television complex outside Hollywood.

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