11/13/15 9:57am

60 Water Street Jed Walentas

Last week we reported on WNYC’s coverage of the income disparity between Dumbo and Farragut Houses residents. This week WNYC is back in the nabe, taking a look at the middle school that will be housed in 60 Water Street. Their segment includes interviews with Two Trees’ Jed Walantas — the developer of 60 Water — and the Dumbo BID’s Executive Director Alexandria Sica.

Jed Walentas:

“Every building that gets built of any scale should have some kind of public facility on the second floor.”

“It would require the [Mayor Bill de Blasio] administration bending the zoning code, but they amend the zoning code all the time,” he said. “Fifteen years ago in this city we had a notion that affordable housing and zoning had nothing to do with each other; today they’re inextricably intertwined.”