Yournabe.com runs two dueling Op-Ed pieces this week about landmarking. On the “con” side is Carroll Gardens resident Michael Cassidy, on the “pro” side is Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton:
Yournabe.com: When the push began for a historic district, Robert Moses was on his urban renewal program and was sweeping away townhouses on the east side of Henry Street, one of which was the house where Walt Whitman had lived. If we hadn’t stopped that with landmarking, the destruction of other housing stock in Brooklyn Heights would have continued. There would not be a Brooklyn Heights as we know it, and also probably not a Cobble Hill or a Boerum Hill or a Park Slope or a Carroll Gardens as we know these neighbors today.