The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Army Corps of Engineers stationed at from Fort Hamilton, in Bay Ridge, may decamp for exponentially more expensive (but still taxpayer-supported, natch) digs in lower Manhattan, as only a handful of Corps members actually live in Bay Ridge (so who are all those people flying American flags, then?).
Losing the Army Corps of Engineers to Manhattan, the BP notes, could could bump Fort Hamilton way up the armed forces’ list of possible base closures, which’d result a significant economic hit to the area—as well as, possibly, the opening-up of a unique public space previously owned by the federal government.
Reached for comment by the BP, Borough President Marty Markowitz stated, ““To think that they want to leave Fort Hamilton for the outer borough of Manhattan? Fort-geddaboudit!”