10 June 2009

City Council Sees to It That Injustice Is Done

Curbed reports that City Council has given final approval of the Walentas' loathsome Dock Street Dumbo development plan to erect a building that will block views of the historic Brooklyn Bridge.

The Dumbo Neighborhood Alliance issued an angry press release that I see no reason to add anything to. Here's part:

Those who have fought hard to oppose the Dock Street development are disenchanted and disenfranchised by our elected officials, who after wide-spread opposition to this zoning change, which included 25,000+ signatures and postcards, 8 neighborhood organizations, the National Trust, the Municipal Art Society, the Historic Districts Council, Architecture Society of New York City, the Roebling Society – Chapter for Industrial Archeology, the American History Museum of the Smithsonian, Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, cinematographer Ken Burns, the Roebling Family and more, the 'will of the people' was disregarded.

That's the Walentas clan up there. If you see them on the street, tell them I said "Hi."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes this is terrible but of course
no one cared of the many Bloomberg "Hi Rises" in NYC that blocked the view of our Empire State building did they?
Landlords and other owners rule here.