Thursday, August 25, 2016

AY down the memory hole: 22-acre site "eyed for a transformation since the 1950s"

So, amNY tells us Pacific Park in Brooklyn is beginning to take shape after years of setbacks, with a verrry potted history:
The 22-acre area defined by Vanderbilt Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street, has been eyed for a transformation since the 1950s. The rail yards, weeds, garbage and a couple of unkempt buildings stood out among the homey, brick town houses and apartments that surrounded the section.
Everything from a new stadium for the Brooklyn Dodgers, to apartments for low income New Yorkers were proposed. However, a lack of capital and disagreements from the community, state and other parties kept the neighborhood’s upgrade in limbo.
Um, no. And no. And no. And no.

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