Longshoremen make waves about city's Brooklyn waterfront plans

SUNSET PARK - The battle over the future of the Brooklyn waterfront is heating up as the city makes plans to take over the piers.

City officials and many waterfront communities are not seeing eye to eye on the city?s plans. Some of the plans include moving container shipping to Sunset Park and creating public access to the waterfront with the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Officials also want to create another cruise ship terminal similar to the one in Red Hook.

At a rally Thursday, the owner of American Stevedoring, which is located at the Red Hook piers, said the 1,200 new jobs the city plans on creating are not quality jobs. Many longshoremen worry their jobs will be taken away or their salaries will be reduced. However, the city promises the longshoremen?s jobs are not going anywhere.

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