Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, January 2, as part of the 2018 State of the State, called on the Port Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to study potential ways to relocate and improve maritime activities in southern Brooklyn while also enhancing transportation access to Red Hook.
In terms of maritime activities, the governor is calling on the agencies to explore what it would take to relocate those services at the Red Hook Container Terminal to the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park as a means to free up the Red Hook land for other purposes.
In the same breath, Cuomo is calling on the MTA to look into potentially extending subway service from lower Manhattan to a new station in Red Hook through an underwater tunnel.
“Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood is full of untapped potential, and with this proposal, I am calling on the Port Authority to accelerate consideration of relocating its Red Hook maritime activities to free up this waterfront for more productive community use,” Cuomo said. “I am also calling on the MTA to take steps to improve transportation options to Red Hook, including studying the potential of a new subway line to connect Red Hook to Manhattan.”