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Project set to make Brooklyn the nation’s biggest tech hub

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jun 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-18 18:40:58-04

Brooklyn may be out to steal Silicon Valley’s thunder as the nation’s biggest tech hub.

There are plans for a $3 billion “tech triangle” that will continue to lure firms to the borough, where revenue is estimated to hit nearly $6 billion by 2015.

But the area from Dumbo to downtown and the Navy Yard won’t be all business.

The project also calls for green, park-like spaces, pedestrian and bike walks.

The plans are ambitious for sure.

One planner envisions an open space between Columbus Park and Cadman Plaza that “could have the elegance of a Parisian promenade.”