Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn/Queens) Brings Home Some Goodies

The Brooklyn Eagle has a list of $3.2 Million of projects inserted in the Omnibus Spending bill by Congesswoman Velazquez. Of note:

Hudson Raritan Estuary — Gowanus Canal, New York, Environmental Restoration Project: $214,000 to continue the feasibility study for the environmental restoration of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation’s Red Hook Green Roof Project: $250,000 for a project aimed at promoting the use of green roof design as a cost effective and viable strategy for increasing energy efficiency and reducing heat reflection that contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Kudos! Now, if we can get the funding for burying the Gowanus Expressway in the next TEA bill, that would be great. And while we're at it, funding for the Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel.

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