Claude Scales narrowly missed being that rara avis, a native Floridian, when the U.S. Army closed its hospital in Tallahassee, shortly before his mother’s due…
architecture, art, baseball, brooklyn, college football, economics, food, history, law, music, philosophy, poetry, politics, religion, science, ships and the sea, trains, wine
Whose views will be ruined? No one in Brooklyn Heights, as the proposed new buildings are not positioned so that they interfere with the view plane from the Promenade, with the possible minor exception of the buildings proposed for the landward side of Pier 1, which may block a small part of the view of the East River north of the Heights, which view was opened up when the old cold storage warehouses that previously stood there were razed (the proposed new buildings won't be as tall as the warehouses, and therefore won't block as much view).
I'm a Brooklyn Heights resident and am not taking a position on the issue of housing as a means of supporting the Park, but I think it's important that you get your facts straight.
The St. Ann's Warehouse project wasn't "contingent on the....NPS...annexing the Tobacco Warehouse from...Brooklyn Bridge Park": quite the opposite, it was dependent on the determination by NPS to remove the Tobacco Warehouse site from federally protected park land, which allowed BBP to allow St. Ann's to develop the site.
© 2013 The L Magazine
Website powered by Foundation