Brooklyn Heights resident Steven Guterman is not happy about the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse project blocking the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from many area vantage points. He’s decided to do something about it and recently penned this letter looking for help.
It’s been distributed in some Brooklyn Heights buildings, but this is the first time it has been published online.
The Pier House is taking over the iconic views of the historic Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan skyline in violation of the Special Scenic View District designation.
Working together is the only way to stop the Pier House from completely obstructing this scenic vista.
You may have read in the Brooklyn Eagle or other papers [and on BHB! – publisher], how the hotel portion of the Pier House is now well above the 100 foot limit agreed to during the planning stage. There is no transparency to the current plans for the condo portion of the structure, and therefore no way to know if Toll Brothers plans on also exceeding the agreed upon height limit for the condos to be “no higher than the Promenade”.
Strong action by the community demanding that construction is stopped pending a full review and ensuring agreement to the height restriction laid out in the Economic Impact Statement for the project in now essential.
We are looking for volunteers to help in this cause.
We need legal help to advise us on strategy, architectural expertise to determine where the violation have taken place and others to help spread the word and get signatures (via email) on a petition to Mayor de Blasio and others.
Time is of the essence so if you want to save the view email me at: