Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment voted down

The New York City Council voted down the Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment project Monday.Protesters have rallied against the project since its inception three years ago. Bronx

THE BRONX - The New York City Council voted down the Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment project Monday.

Protesters have rallied against the project since its inception three years ago. Bronx residents demanded wage requirements and union protection for armory employees, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg says was an unviable request.

Bloomberg says the project would have brought thousands of jobs and more than $300 million in private investment to the Bronx.

Along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., residents claimed the redevelopment would have driven business away from the more than 45 shops in the area.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 1 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
News 12 hit the streets to find out 2 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President
At least 20 cars were damaged when the 3 2nd-floor parking garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Wings Academy came back from a second-half double-digit 4 VIDEO: Wings Academy wins PSAL Borough Championship
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 5 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE