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October 29, 2008

Puzzle Pieces: Proposed Prospect Heights Historic District, LPC Public Hearing

Noticing New York

Michael D. D. White reports from the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Proposed Prospect Heights Historic District:

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The Atlantic Yards megadevelopment abutting the proposed district was mentioned countless times. It was cited repeatedly as the threat which makes creation of a historic district so important. People such as Atlantic Yards opponent City Council Member Tish James were careful to refer to the “proposed” Atlantic Yards. She lingered on the word “proposed” in a deliciously savoring way.

Marty Markowitz, he of the boundless enthusiasm (and questionable “charities”), gave tribute to the threat and negativity of Atlantic Yards in a roundabout way when his boundless enthusiasm overflowed to praise for Prospect Heights as a neighborhood full of “activists.”

Click here to read the rest of the article, including White's own testimony.

Additional coverage: The Brooklyn Paper, Heights anxiety! Locals want Prospect Heights named a historic district.

Posted by lumi at October 29, 2008 7:04 PM