Advocates for Brooklyn Bridge Lose Key City Council Vote

Posted on: June 11th, 2009 by National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Roberta Lane

Disappointing, but not unexpected, news.

The New York City Council approved the Dock Street DUMBO project's rezoning application by a margin of 40 - 9. The wide margin was attributed to Speaker Christine Quinn's influential support for the project. It was particularly unfortunate and unusual that the vote went this way over the objections of the councilmember representing the DUMBO district, David Yassky, who passionately appealed to his fellow members to join him in opposing the project at the last hearing.

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Roberta Lane is a program officer & regional attorney in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast Office.

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