Thousands of new jobs coming to Brooklyn Navy Yard space

Many business owners and residents are pleased with the city?s plans to expand the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Developers say when construction is finished, the Navy Yard

BROOKLYN - Many business owners and residents are pleased with the city?s plans to expand the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Developers say when construction is finished, the Navy Yard will include more than 4-million square feet of industrial space and a neighborhood supermarket. More than 5,000 permanent new jobs and between 500 to 1,000 temporary positions will also be available.

Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY) says the city will provide more than $200 million for infrastructure costs. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation oversees the city-owned property. Corporation officials say six new buildings will be constructed in the first phase of the expansion. The city says it should take approximately three years to complete.

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