Wednesday, November 14, 2007

City to Commemorate Underground RR in Brooklyn -- At Site Where It Wants to Demolish Alleged Underground RR Safehouse

The city is looking for a non-profit to commemorate Underground Railroad activity in Brooklyn, possibly using the planned Willoughby Square Park as a central orientation point, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

The move comes on the heels of last month’s eminent domain hearing, which included a home on Duffield Street -- allegedly itself once a safe house along the Underground Railroad -- that the city wants to knock down to build the one-acre park.

More here.

Previous posts on this topic:
- Goodbye Duffield Street Underground RR Homes
- Video Explains All: Brooklyn's Duffield St. Houses
- Lawsuit to Save 'Duffield Seven' from Downtown Brooklyn Plan
- Brooklyn Underground Railroad Home for Sale for $4.5 Million
- Underground RR Consultants Tried to Pull (Another) Fast One
- Atlantic Yards Consultant Bill Up to $4.8 Million
- Red Hook Lane Demapped, No Longer Exists
- Is $500,000 Underground Railroad Study Bogus?

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