The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation are soliciting proposals to develop nearly 200,000 square feet of waterfront real estate in Sunset Park. The vision is a campus at Bush Terminal bearing the city’s distinctive “Made in New York” brand. The campus will be dedicated to film and TV production, sound recording, media production, and related services and industries.
Proposals, which are due by November 2, must meet several goals, including maximizing quality jobs with a focus on local hiring and incorporating design excellence into the campus. Preference will be given to proposals advancing gender equity, diversity, and inclusion within the film, TV, and media production fields, both above and below the line.”
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle discusses the city’s plans in detail, which you can read here.
The Gothamist also writes about the city’s request for proposal for the site. Much of the info is similar, but we do learn that there is a tour of the site planned: “The NYC EDC is holding an information session and site tour on August 15th, 2018 at Bush Terminal, Unit G, 58 50th Street Brooklyn.”
The Jewish Voice had a take on the proposal too.
-Updated August 9, 2018: added The Jewish Voice link.
The Bklyner offers added info about mega-developments in Sunset Park planned for sites near that of the film complex.
-Updated August 13, 2018: added The Bklyner link.