J. Peter Flemming has written a terrific letter to Nanette Smith, special assistant to Mayor Bloomberg, about the proposal to turn DUMBO's Tobacco Warehouse into a theater for commercial productions.
Published in its entirety in the Brooklyn Eagle, it starts:
The idea that we should be grateful that your [Brooklyn Bridge Park] Board will have taken advantage of our communities’ and our then elected officials’ and the Landmarks Conservancy’s remarkable efforts in the late ’90s to save the Tobacco Inspection Warehouse as an historic and visually stunning “ruin” — to hand both the structure and the iconic site over to one private entity — for free — for it to construct a “cultural facility” now outside the Park, not a “part” of the Park, is completely disingenuous and quite insulting . . .
Read the whole letter here.
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