Former Majestic Garment Cleaners Site (Pine St., Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Pine St., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from M & A Holdings I LLC for a site known as Former Majestic Garment Cleaners, site ID #C224035. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 740 Pine Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn 11208 and Brooklyn Community Board 5, 404 Pine Street, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn 11207.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager John Grathwol at NYSDEC-DER, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at; or by calling 518-402-9649. All comments must be submitted by March 23, 2018.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to “greenfield” (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the State's Brownfield program is available at DEC’s website: