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Plans for South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Get Reactivated

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City and federal officials announced the rebirth of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park on Monday. The 88-acre waterfront site was officially designated by the US DOT and Marine Administration as part of “America’s Marine Highway System.” The designation will make cargo operations in southwest Brooklyn eligible for federal support, keying potential redevelopment, reports Crain's. The city’s Economic Development Corp is seeking maritime firms to do business at the port. Mayor Bill de Blasio said it will allow for the employment of “hundreds of New Yorkers of all backgrounds and skill levels.” A dispute between the Mayor and City Council six months ago nearly killed the redevelopment proposal. [Crain's]