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Brooklyn Navy Yard Retail Construction Moves Forward

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles Schumer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard - Brooklyn, NY - Jan 27, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles Schumer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard – Brooklyn, NY – Jan 27, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The final hurdle has been cleared for the construction of a major supermarket in Brooklyn.

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Sen. Charles Schumer has announced the Army has agreed to transfer the Admirals Row site at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to New York City which already has plans to develop the six-acre site.

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Those plans include a supermarket, industrial space and the rehabilitation of two 19th century buildings.

The project is expected to bring high-quality affordable food to thousands of local residents and create 500 permanent jobs and hundreds of construction jobs.

Schumer said the Army’s decision to transfer the property represents a huge victory for the local community.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation will be in charge of the redevelopment.

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