Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yards foes "real land-grabbers" (back in 1967)

From the notorious Stephen Witt, in the Courier-Life, May 2008:
Anthony Taylor sat on a metal folding chair in the St. Bartholomew's Church cafeteria, 1227 Pacific Street, and recalled the days when several buildings in the Atlantic Yards footprint held jobs, "We lost 40,000 jobs back there. We lost the Daily News building. We lost the bakery, the Chunky factory, the soap factory, the box company."
The Chunky factory at 603 Dean Street, it turns out, was sold in 1967. It later housed a machine works and, most recently, a homeless shelter, now apparently doomed.

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