Thursday, August 9, 2007

From the change of plans department:

New York's second cruise terminal in Brooklyn may not be happening as soon as it was originally planned. The New York Times reports that recently (unnamed) city officials have publicly backed off plans for building the second cruise terminal at Pier 10.

They go on to say that the city's Economic Development Corporation has been refusing for five years to negotiate an extension of the contract with the stevedoring firm which operates the container terminal at Pier 10, so they have been operating more or less on a month-to-month basis. This was apparently in anticipation of the container terminal being displaced by the new second cruise ship terminal planned for the site. The Corporation and the Port Authority have this month suddenly decided to talk to American Stevedoring (the operators at the container terminal) about extending their lease.

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal next door at Pier 12 is an excellent cruise terminal by all reports from the cruise lines which operate there. It's twin on Pier 10 just may have to wait awhile.

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