Red Hook Waterfront Plan Brings Beer Within Reach

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A new plan for the Red Hook waterfront will bring Guinness beer (and, uh, Smirnoff Ice) closer to thirsty Brooklynites. Beer distributor Phoenix Beverages, which now receives shipments in New Jersey and drives beer into New York, will have space on Pier 11. The move will mean 20,000 fewer truck trips into the city, the Economic Development Corporation estimates. But news is not good for local-beer lovers: There is no space for Brooklyn Brewery, which hoped to move to Pier 7. The Stevedores get to keep Pier 7 for another decade, and Brooklyn Brewery will likely stay in Williamsburg for a while. No word on how the Real World house will fare in Red Hook's future, but we bet tonight's premiere will make everyone happy that the piers will escape a fate of luxury condos.

City Drastically Revises Red Hook Waterfront Plans [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]