Affordable housing units at the redeveloped property are expected to be ready by 2017.
"It's half your weekend for a decade," one neighbor said. "That's crazy."
Brooklynites want to work close to home in industrial chic lofts, one developer said.
The New York City Council has given final approval to redevelop the former Domino Sugar Factory site.
The City Planning Commission approved a proposal to redevelop the former Domino Sugar Factory site.
The city has reached an agreement on a proposal to redevelop the Domino Sugar site in Williamsburg.
Dozens of new shops on the waterfront are holding a holiday market next week.
Developers successfully appealed to residents with open space, affordable housing and commercial space.
The city has built just 19 of the 1,345 units officials promised North Brooklyn eight years ago.
Vendors and fitness classes are also headed to the waterfront lot before Two Trees' towers are built.
The proposed tripling of waterfront office space could draw workers to Williamsburg.
The developer said the waterfront lot in Williamsburg can become a "fun" spot until construction begins.
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