Brooklyn Waterfront: berths or boondoggle

Village Voice article form 1970. $9 million in city funds transferred from Manhattan waterfront development to Brooklyn waterfront development. The whole project was under scrutiny because it was seen as a political move to pave the way for Robert Moses' Brooklyn Queens Expressway, rather than an econoomic boon for Brooklyn. The proposed Expressway would ruin the Columbia Street community which was 60% Puerto Rican.

Date:

Dec. 17, 1970

Sources:

  • "The Brooklyn WaterFront: Berthts or Boondoggle", The Village Voice, December 17, 1970.
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