The Brookly Eagle reports that 3 prominent members of the Brooklyn Heights Association have resigned in a dispute over the organization’s lawsuit to prevent the takeover and conversion of the Tobacco Warehouse by arts group St. Ann’s Warehouse.
The trio of dissenters – former president David Offensend and former governors Hank Gutman and Joanne Witty. All three are currently on the board of directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation.
Brooklyn Eagle: Jane McGroarty, president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, said in a statement, “The BHA regrets the resignation of its former board members, who represented Brooklyn Heights for many years during the planning process for Brooklyn Bridge Park. We also wish to be very clear that we do not believe that the members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation board knew of the state’s [alleged] misrepresentations.” The statement stressed the BHA’s opposition to “the removal from the public domain of a beautiful place in Brooklyn Bridge Park.” It added, “There is no glossing over that fact.”