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While I'm no fan of this type of auto-friendy development, this is landfill on the very edge of Brooklyn, and just off a freeway exit. It would make no sense whatsoever to put the parking underground.

In NYC, this type of development typology is rather rare, and typically restricted to parts of Staten Island, and along freeway exits on the outer fringes of Brooklyn and Queens.
I don't have a problem with it, particularly because of where it's located. I used to live not too far from there (South Ozone Park). As stated, it's built on former landfill which has waited decades to see the completion of the development plan. If there's anywhere in the City you are going to put a development like this, its here.
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Hate Mail: Anti-Walmart Group Sends Postcards Slamming Steve Ross to All 7,200 Related Residents





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Feb 12, 2012

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While Walmart refuses to say if, when or where it might finally open a store within the five boroughs, one of its favored sites is the Related Company’s Gateway Center Mall in the far reaches of Brooklyn. The area is economically depressed, meaning the cheap jobs and cheap merchandise are (theoretically) desirable. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union sees Walmart jobs as junk, and they have been campaigning against the store since it resurfaced two years ago.

Today, they made things personal, not just with Steve Ross, Related’s founder and CEO, but also his more than 7,200 tenants in the New York area. The union and its Walmart Free New York campaign put together a postcard urging residents in Relatated’s 26 developments across the city to contact the company and say they do not support a Walmart in the city........... Even in liberal Manhattan, it seems hard to believe anyone would move because a big box store might open up on the opposite side of the city.
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September 14, 2012

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If Walmart still has its eye on New York City, it’s going to have to focus on another location. Related Companies’ Gateway II mall, the long-rumored East New York site of a city location for the retail giant, has signed a deal with Shop-Rite supermarkets to anchor the development, Crain’s reported.

Opposition to Walmart was fierce following the rumors, as many labor activists feared the retailer would undermine local shops and disapproved of its nonunion hiring practices. “Walmart today announced that we were unable to agree upon economic terms for a project in East New York,” a spokesperson for Walmart told Crain’s. “We remain committed to bringing new economic development and shopping options to New York City, especially in the neighborhoods that need them most.”

Crain’s said the opposition took credit for Walmart’s inability to land the location. However, polls last year showed a majority of New Yorkers were amenable to a Walmart in the five boroughs, and that many take their dollars to the suburbs to spend money at existing locations.
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Nancy Owens designing a park in a massive affordable housing development in East New York.






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Gazing upon an acre patch of brownfield scrub grass in East New York, Nancy Owens envisions nested marsh birds, landscaped berms, and families playing in the cool light of Jamaica Bay. Her firm, Nancy Owens Studio, is completing the conceptual phase of its design for a park in Gateway Estates, a mixed Nehemiah housing and retail development along Brooklyn’s eastern border.

The park is the first of three in-fill projects the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has planned for vacant swaths in the housing complex. According to Owens, the result will be much needed green space. “It looks a bit like The Truman Show,” she said, citing the 1998 movie in which Jim Carrey discovers that his idyllic small town is a movie set. Specifically, Owens’s reference is to Gateway Estates’ neat row houses, uniform trees, and arterial streets, which, she says, are often empty, despite the nearly-filled 2,385 housing units. As a young community, the estates still await inclusive areas for recreation and a place for families to gather; it is this program of active recreation and community use that Owens and her team are eager to sculpt.

“I like the carte blanche,” she says. “You can completely imagine how the park will take shape. There is no pre-existing park or programyou have to work within.” The carte blanche model is one Owens is comfortable with. The studio’s Estella Diggs Park in the Bronx is roughly the same size, and was another site where the design team wielded total conceptual freedom. At Estella Diggs the imperative was simply to build a beautiful space for the Bronx; in Brooklyn the needs of the site are more complex.

An RFP for the project, for example, asks for basketball courts, handball courts, volleyball courts, a playground, adult fitness facilities, and a comfort station—all on the lean budget of $3,571,400. Such a host of active uses often means squares of asphalt and lots of fencing, but Owens’ design resists that. Like the dunes along the shores of nearby Jamaica Bay, her planned mounded earth and manipulated topography will work in symbiosis with furling pathways and planted areas. The objective will be to separate and demarcate courts, reducing fencing while rupturing the horizontality of the surrounding facades.

“Maybe a series of rectangles projecting vertically would play off the facades of the houses and have a sculptural quality,” Owens speculates, saying she is considering a strategy to bring fluid edges to square court games.


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Related lands $390M in construction loans

By Daniel Geiger
February 14, 2013

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The Related Cos. has arranged two large financing deals for development projects it is working on in the outer boroughs, in another sign of an uptick of construction lending in the city.

Bank of America Corp., one of the most active major banks with the real estate industry in recent months, is leading a group of lenders in a $225 million credit that will fund an expansion of Related's Gateway Center retail mall in Brooklyn's East New York.

The project will add about 600,000 square feet to the complex, a development that opened in the early 2000s with 600,000 square feet of space and is anchored by Home Depot, Target and BJ's Wholesale Club. Construction on the second phase began in November.

PNC Bank and Sovereign Bank will partner with Bank of America on the construction loan.
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