Tour guide and lecturer Francis Morrone offers his distinctive voice: "Prospect Heights is part of the vast Brownstone Belt of Brooklyn... What's remarkable about this is that there is this intact 19th century scale. There are very few places in cities anywhere in the world where this exists."
LPC Chairman Robert Tierney: "Prospect Heights is a natural historic district. There's no question that the quality of the streetscapes speak to a district that cries out for saving."
Gib Veconi of the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC): "When we first moved to Prospect Heights, no one could possibly conceive of the demolition of historic buildings to build new, cookie-cutter apartment buildings. But, as the market changed, we saw that there actually was the potential to lose these historic buildings... The second issue was the potential impact of the Atlantic Yards project. There was a great deal of concern that the size and scale of the Atlantic Yards project would potentially lead to additional out of character development."
The AY omission
While the potential impact of Atlantic Yards certain gets a mention, omitted is the effort to save the now-demolished Ward Bakery, in the southeast block of the AY site.