Part of the south side of Brooklyn Heights–the intersection of Hicks and State streets is at the lower left–as seen from the LICH parking garage. In 1956 Robert Moses deemed this area a slum, and wanted to bulldoze it and replace it with high-rise luxury housing ($60 a room!), but, as with his initial plan to build the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through the Heights, he was thwarted by determined community opposition. (Photo by C. Scales for BHB.)
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