Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Where Schneider is especially good is on the two battles with Moses over his plans to raze both the northeast Heights section and Willowtown in the southwest Heights for high-rise complexes. On Willowtown, Moses was stopped, but in the northeast the conflict ended with a compromise over the Cadman Plaza housing. The worst was avoided: a mammoth, federally subsidized building that “called for 64% of its apartments – all high rent – to be efficiencies and one-bedroom units, not the housing the Heights was looking for, at all.” This “dormitory for transients” was replaced by the Cadman towers co-ops we see there today, with provision for moderate-income accommodation and family-size units.
The book is available at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Clinton and Pierrepont Streets, or through their website.
Update: Battling for Brooklyn Heights is now available at BookCourt, 163 Court Street (between Pacific & Dean).