Thursday, November 8, 2007

Introducing the BNY Historical Center

My pals at Curbed have info about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Historical Center that the city is paying $15 million in an industrial area to restore and open as a center for the adjacent community. Hmmm....millions of dollars...industrial zone....adjacent community....historical center. Where have I heard this idea before?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see that you conveniently left this part of the Curbed story out:
"It will involve restoring a historic building at the Navy Yard complex, where a significant number of buildings are slated to have dates with wrecking balls and for which a variety of developments are planned."

Anonymous said...

In Brooklyn, the residents are fighters.

In Queens they are acquiescent !

Roll over you good doggies.....
and your "elected" officials will give you a Milk Bone !

Michael said...

The difference between the two sites is one (Bk) is in a flourishing area and one (mspth) is not. Thus money is the issue. We all want St. Saviors to be parkland but you cant be upset that Brooklyn is getting what their neighborhood provides for.
I must admit I get confused at this site.
Brooklyn wins more battles because there is more money behind them. There is more money because they allow development and that development is somewhat controlled.
On Queenscrap most of the "bloggers" dont seem to recognioze the fact that we live in a borough that does not provide the tax base that would give people power and we do not have the tax base because there is so little business development and up until recently little residential development.
The BNY Historical Center did nt get that money because thay are favored over Queens, they got it because the surrounding neighborhood is becoming a vibrant community. Business and residential alike. Think about that next time your bashing Starbucks and gentrification.

Anonymous said...

I would bet if they purchased a loft building as a community center it would cost half of this.

Is there not a government agency to investigage waste and fraud?

Is there not a newspaper in the self-styled media capital of the world to expose this scandal?

Anonymous said...

In Queens they are acquiescent !
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No they form committees and waste time doing everything but being effective.

Gutless.

Queens Crapper said...

I am not upset that Brooklyn is getting an historic site. I have to wonder what you mean by Brooklyn money getting this because last I checked, the Navy Yard was across the street from a housing project and a bunch of factories.

Anonymous said...

There's a Starbucks on Flushing Avenue now? Sheesh.

Queens Crapper said...

I see that you conveniently left this part of the Curbed story out:
"It will involve restoring a historic building at the Navy Yard complex, where a significant number of buildings are slated to have dates with wrecking balls and for which a variety of developments are planned."


The buildings you are talking about are on Admirals' Row. This one is not part of Admirals' Row. The development planned next to this building is currently a parking lot.

Julie said...

Looks like Michael is saying that Maspeth is redlined. I've been saying that for years.

Michael said...

I am not impying the directly surrounding community and I apologize if that is what I sounded like. What I was referring to is the close proximity to Downtown Brooklyn, Red Hook, Park Slope etc.
My point is that the BNY center is in a destination area and unfourtunatly St. Saviors is not, although I wish it was.

Anonymous said...

My point is that the BNY center is in a destination area

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Have you been to the Navy Yard? It has been a neglected corner of our city for decades. I would rather walk around St Saviours any hour of the day.