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The Executive Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 2 considers motion 801 of the Landmark and Land Use Committee to approve the ULURP for the development of Admirals Row on Jul 25 2011. Scott Witter of Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn attempts to intercede but is silenced. Finally Scott reads his statement for the camera.
On March 14 2011 the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Patch hyperlocal news website featured an Op-Ed Landmark All of Admirals Row! from Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn Curator Scott Witter.
Patch’s correspondents had already noted on March 3 in a story – Pols Plead With National Guard to Save Part of Admiral’s Row – that Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Ed Towns pleas for immediate action to take action to prevent further deterioration are being stonewalled by the National Guard.
Scott’s Op-Ed places the blame squarely on Mayor Bloomberg. Scott says that if Bloomberg had landmarked the site five years ago – as he should have – the site would now be sold and developed. Instead the National Guard is happy to delay the process until they can declare the buildings beyond repair. A slow motion tragedy taking place before our own eyes – robbing the Brooklyn and the Nation of its rightful heritage!
Scott Witter of Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn has been nominated for the Brooklyn Do Gooder Award. We need you to vote for him – the voting is open until October 15 – you can vote up to 5 times a day! Please vote every day and spread the word.
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If he wins – he gets an award and $5,000 to help save Brooklyn’s heritage!
Scott Witter of Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn (B.O.M.B.) tours Admiral’s Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in NYC on Aug 11 2009. The City is hoping that developers will build a huge supermarket on this historic site, currently suffering from years of neglect. It still belongs to the Federal Government, who have already specified that at least two of the buildings must be preserved. Scott maintains that the entire row should be landmarked – there is plenty of room and the cost of refurbishment will not be significant.