Brooklyn Out as United States “Homeport”

Brooklyn Out as United States “Homeport”

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A Brooklyn dock owner’s dream of bringing United States to the borough’s Red Hook waterfront is dead in the water after the SS United States Conservancy announced on Thursday that it had reached a deal with another party to save the historic liner.

Gowanus Bay Terminal owner John Quadrozzi Jr. had hoped to move the historic liner to Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood and pack her 12 decks with tech start-up offices, a gym, a swimming pool, restaurants, a theater and a maritime school. “I would prefer it to be here more than anywhere but it has to be saved and that’s the first priority,” Quadrozzi told The Brooklyn Paper.

Details about United States’ redevelopment plan (and the redeveloper’s identity) are set be revealed at a news conference on 4 February at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.  Quadrozzi, however, remains optimistic, upbeat. “In the event that plans fall through we are hopeful we could put this option together,”  Quadrozzi said. “Certainly there has been a lot of interest and support in bringing the ship to Brooklyn.”

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