Amanda Burden
Department of City Planning
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007

Mr. Bill Vinnicombe
Land Use Committee,
Community Board #2
350 Jay Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hon. Marty Markowitz
Brooklyn Borough President
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hon. Martin Connor
New York State Senate
Legislative Office Building,
Room 408
Albany, NY 12247

Ms. Shirley McRae
Chair, Community Board #2
350 Jay Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hon. David Yassky
New York City Councilman,
Distric 33
114 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Assemblywoman Joan Millman
52nd District
341 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Neighborhood Starts Here
It Starts at 85 Jay Street
The block provides an introduction to the neighborhood as it offers one of the only points of entry, via the F train at York Street Station. Jay is a major artery for the area, leading down to the waterfront and future home of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Restaurants, galleries, shopping venues, bars, playhouses—the neighborhood has nutured growth in many wonderful forms. Unfortunately, plans for 85 Jay won't include any additions to the retail development the area has worked so hard for and enjoys.

Neighborhood Style
A major feature of the DUMBO/Vinegar Hill area is its architecture. Comprised largely of converted industrial buildings, DUMBO has merged beautifully with Vinegar Hill's 3-4 story brownstones. The hope for 85 Jay is that it will promote this relationship of style rather than act as a dividing force.

Revenue Lost
As a religious organization, the Jehovah's Witnesses who occupy 85 Jay will not pay valuable taxes. As the proposed structure will house one third of the poplulation of the neighborhood, it is important to consider how taxing the building will be on the area and its resources relative to its contribution.
The Neighborhood Starts Here
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Planned Development
There are already plans for the lot's development. Find out what the plans include.
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