As part of the city-wide protests against the Sean Bell verdict, Democratic New York City councilmember Charles Barron and Rev. Herbert Daughtry led a march down Atlantic Avenue to Tilary and Flatbush. Several arrests were made when protesters sat down. Barron and Daughtry were also zip-tied and led away by police this afternoon.
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Brent Porter (above) demonstrating last night that a supermarket can be built without demolishing the old Admirals Row houses. More coverage of the event over at Brownstoner.
There’s a new construction update on the ‘Yards over at No Land Grab. We swung past on Saturday to find the Hot Bird building on Vanderbilt has survived so far.
* Demolition is complete at 465 Dean Street (block 1127, lot 54). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is complete at 814 Pacific Street (block 1129, lot 45). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is complete at 538 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1129, lot 46). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is underway at 546 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1129, lot 54) and will continue for the next two–three months.
This weekend I got to spend some time photographing Scott Witter’s publicity drive for the Admirals Row Public Hearing. More details, and pictures, will follow. In the meantime visit www.brooklynsothermuseumofbrooklyn.com for information, and here for some pictures of the museum.