January 14th, 2009
Wonder how Dock Street Dumbo would look in this photo? (Photo by Josh Derr)
Our friends over at Brooklyn Heights Blog opined that Two Trees should donate the land on Dock Street as part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park to convince the community that they care about “preservation” and “quality of life” because “no matter what gets built there, it’s gonna suck.” Although a proposal not yet heard, and would be a grand gesture, but why would they ever do that? We credit Two Trees for most of the development of what Dumbo is today, but it’s not like anyone would just give land away for good will. If the Walentas’ do something like that, why not build on the site that’s 10 stories and increase the number of floors dedicated to the middle school? That would seem to satisfy the preservationists, residents, and developers (provided that it made fiscal sense). We know; it’s not that easy. Does anyone have any other out-of-the-box ideas?