Monday, December 10, 2007

Bench Apartheid in Fort Greene Park?

On one side of Fort Greene Park, nine sets of park benches offer a seat. Take a stroll on the other side, says the Brooklyn Eagle, and only gnarled chunks of concrete and metal jut out of the sidewalk.

Apparently, the park serves as a geographical dividing line between the Walt Whitman public housing projects on one side and the historic district of mid-19th century brownstones on the other. The benches along DeKalb Avenue were torn out long ago by the Parks Department, and there are conflicting stories about why that happened.

More here.

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