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Engineer Pleads Guilty in Worker’s Brooklyn Construction Collapse Death — But Will Likely Avoid Prison

A civil engineer pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with the on-the-job death of a construction worker fatally buried under rubble after a retaining wall collapsed at a storm-swept Brooklyn construction site in 2018. But inspecting engineer Paul Bailey likely will not see any prison time in the death of Luis Sánchez Almonte, after Brooklyn District […]

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Meet the Green Agitators Who Planted Seeds for Brooklyn’s Coming Wind Turbine Assembly Hub

A dream long nurtured by grassroots neighborhood activists approached reality last week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an offshore wind turbine assembly hub in Brooklyn — part of a promised “green energy economy.” Sunset Park environmental justice advocates had pressed for more than two decades to revive a declining industrial waterfront while sowing the seeds […]

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Stuck Waterfront Ferris Wheel Plan Takes Center Stage in Staten Island Political Races

The base parts for the New York Wheel, an unfinished $650 million waterfront Ferris wheel once touted as Staten Island’s answer to the London Eye, have sat on prime public land — untouched — since 2017. Staten Island’s current elected officials have stuck by the project, seen as the linchpin of the so-called North Shore […]

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Offshore Wind Energy Hopes Brighten Sunset Park Outlook After Industry City Unplugged

Powering hopes for new jobs for Sunset Park, some local opponents who helped unplug Industry City expansion plans are urging the state to select a nearby port as a hub for its big bet on wind turbines. Area grassroots organizations joined construction unions Wednesday to pitch the city-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal as a wind […]