The video “Brooklyn Is My Neighborhood/ The Story of New York’s First Historic District” was produced by Martin L Schneider and Karl Junkersfeld to serve as a prelude to Schneider’s 15,000-word article “Battling for Brooklyn Heights/ 1958-1965″. The article was originally published in serial form in the Brooklyn Heights Press in 1993. It tells the story of how a united community fought off Robert Moses and achieved its historic landmark status.
Schneider has since updated the article and it now also includes an introduction by the distinguished New York preservationist Anthony C. Wood author of the recently published work on historic preservation “Preserving New York.” Schneider’s book is available on-line here in PDF format. Later this spring it will be available as an illustrated book.