Big Buildings Will Block View in the Future

NY Resident Magazine rounds up speculation on what Brooklyn Heights and NYC will be like in the year 2030 in conjunction with recent public hearings on the subject: 

The big real estate trend for the future is building on the waterfront, observers say.

“Lots of builders like to construct by the water,” said Howard Spiegelman, a vice president at the Corcoran Group. “It guarantees views.”

Some of the most dramatic view changes New Yorkers can expect will be those looking out from Brooklyn to Manhattan and from Manhattan back to Brooklyn. “There will be tall buildings all along the water,” said Spiegelman. “And Brooklyn will be hidden behind them.” According to Spiegelman, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Long Island City, Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights are some of the borough areas that will see an influx of high-rises.

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  • Teddy

    Like most current BH residents, I want more park, less high-rises along the water. Of course $$$ means much more to these developers than the concerns of current residents.

  • Claude Scales

    I wonder where in Brooklyn Heights Mr. Spiegelman imagines this “influx of high rises” happening. There are strict height limits on construction in the historic district and, park or no, the view plane from the Promenade is protected. The high rise buildings authorized in conjunction with the park are outside the Heights and will not interfere with the view from the Promenade.