Neighbors welcome new Williamsburg project

Williamsburg residents say they're excited about coming changes after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and developers broke ground today on a project to turn a contaminated lot

BROOKLYN - Williamsburg residents say they're excited about coming changes after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and developers broke ground today on a project to turn a contaminated lot into shops and homes.

As part of the city's Brownfield program, the project aims to transform an abandoned gas station at 456 Grand St. into a six-story building with retail space and apartments on the upper levels.

Local residents and shop owners say the site has long been an eyesore and they're happy that some attention will be paid to the lot. However, some said they'd rather see a park or garden crop up there.

Mayor breaks ground on development, cleanup of Williamsburg site

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