Monday, April 04, 2011

BROOKLYN ~ Landmark Admiral's Row

Save Admiral's Row ~ Brooklyn Navy Yard



The reverse of this card reads as follows:




CONTACT: SCOTT WITTER 718 789 5218


THE PHOTO SHOWS THE SENIOR OFFICERS QUARTERS, NEW YORK NAVY YARD, WALLABOUT BAY, BROOKLYN, AKA  ADMIRALS ROW C. 1905 B. MERLIS COLLECTION.

EACH BUTTON IS AN ADMIRALS ROW PORTRAIT ILLUSTRATED BY LUCY SIKES, SHOWING ITS AS BUILT FLUSHING AVE. FACADE.  BLDG. 'D' IS IN THE CENTER OF THE PHOTOGRAPH.  THE NOW 130 YEAR OLD TREE IN THE FOREGROUND IS, AS ARE 9 OF THE 10 MANSIONS, SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION.  ONLY BLDG 'B' & T.S. (TIMBERSHED) AND FOUR OLD GROWTH TREES WILL REMAIN UNDER THE CURRENT PLAN.  THE BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION IS AN UNFIT CUSTODIAN TO RECEIVE ADMIRALS ROW, IN THAT IT’S SOLE AIM IS TO RAZE THE ENTIRE SITE FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT.  THE ADMIRALS ROW PROPERTY CAN GRACIOUSLY ACCOMMODATE RESTORATION & DEVELOPMENT, ITS SIX ACRES IS EQUIVALENT TO 2.5 CITY BLOCKS.  THE CURRENT PLAN INCLUDES A 55,000 SQ. FT. REGIONAL DRAW SUPERMARKET WITH ITS VAST PARKING REQUIREMENT.  A 20,000 SQ. FT. SUPERMARKET WOULD BETTER SERVE THE COMMUNITY WITH MINIMAL ONSITE PARKING.  ADDITIONAL SERVICES COULD BE LOCATED WITHIN THE ADMIRALS ROW RESTORATION.  FIRST IT MUST BE SEALED FROM THE ELEMENTS, LANDMARKED & STUDIED.  THE $30m RESTORATION COST REPRESENTS MANY COMMUNITY TRADE JOBS.  THE RETAIL & PROFESSIONAL TENANTS WOULD NEED FULL TIME EMPLOYEES.  THE SITE WOULD BECOME AN URBAN OASIS & SUPPORT TOURISM.  ADMIRALS ROW QUALIFIES: AS A LANDMARK DISTRICT IN NEW YORK CITY AND AS AN HISTORIC DISTRICT FOR BOTH NEW YORK STATE AND THE NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES.  ADMIRALS ROW IS, AS OF JAN. 2008 BEARDSLEY STEARNS REPORT, 80% SALVAGEABLE, THE MASONRY LEVEL, SQUARE & PLUMB.  IT WAS THE NAVY YARD'S BRAIN, HEART & SOUL FROM 1848 UNTIL 1966.  MOST OF THE LOCAL POLITICIANS THINK IT'S O.K. TO ERADICATE THE HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY OF ADMIRALS ROW!  PLEASE CONTACT THEM AND INSIST ON PRESERVATION.  THE CURRENT NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT 106 PROCESS IS BEING USED TO ENABLE THE DEMOLITION OF ADMIRALS ROW.  ADMIRALS ROW BELONGS NOT JUST TO BROOKLYN, BUT TO EVERY CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.  IT IS AN INDISPENSABLE PART OF THE NATION'S HERITAGE!  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND URGE CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW PRIOR TO TITLE TRANSFER, DEFORESTATION, & FURTHER DEMOLITION.






Mike.BTB

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