NY Daily News | City may ditch controversial project to build luxury condos at Brooklyn armory


The city may scrap plans to build pricey condos as part of a controversial development plan for Brooklyn’s Bedford Union Armory, officials said Tuesday.

The de Blasio administration is pushing the project to build a new recreation center and housing at the Crown Heights armory, but the plan has drawn fierce protests in the neighborhood and struggled to gain support from the City Council, which must approve it.

“That is something we are currently reevaluating,” Economic Development Corporation president James Patchett said at a hearing. “The mayor is seriously considering this policy in a citywide basis, and whether it is appropriate under any circumstances to be providing condos on city-owned property,” he said.