Cuomo Needs To Make Room For Extra Mass Transit In Purple Hook

Gov. Cuomo needs to maneuver cargo ships out of Purple Hook and put extra mass transit into the Brooklyn neighborhood.

As a part of his State of the State tackle Wednesday, Cuomo will name on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to check whether or not it could actually relocate maritime operations from the Purple Hook Container Terminal to the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sundown Park. He’ll additionally ask the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to have a look at methods to enhance entry to Purple Hook, together with the opportunity of extending subway service.

The Port Authority mentioned it’s onboard and “appears to be like ahead to partaking and shifting ahead with” Cuomo’s research.

A spokeswoman for Mayor de Blasio mentioned it’s too early to say how Cuomo’s proposals would have an effect on Metropolis Corridor’s plans, together with the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar.