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The Resource Brooklyn Bridge Park : a dying waterfront transformed, Joanne Witty and Henrik Krogius

Brooklyn Bridge Park : a dying waterfront transformed, Joanne Witty and Henrik Krogius

Label
Brooklyn Bridge Park : a dying waterfront transformed
Title
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Title remainder
a dying waterfront transformed
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Witty and Henrik Krogius
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stretching along a waterfront that faces one of the world's greatest harbors and storied skylines, Brooklyn Bridge Park is among the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation. It has transformed a decrepit industrial waterfront into a new public use that is both a reflection and an engine of Brooklyn's resurgence in the twenty-first century. Brooklyn Bridge Park unravels the many obstacles faced during the development of the park and suggests solutions that can be applied to important economic and planning issues around the world. Situated below the quiet precincts of Brooklyn Heights, a strip of moribund structures that formerly served bustling port activity became the site of a prolonged battle. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey eyed it as an ideal location for high-rise or commercial development. The idea to build Brooklyn Bridge Park came from local residents and neighborhood leaders looking for less intensive uses of the property. Together, elected officials joined with members of the communities to produce a practical plan, skillfully won a commitment of government funds in a time of fiscal austerity, then persevered through long periods of inaction, abrupt changes of government, two recessions, numerous controversies often accompanied by litigation, and a superstorm. Brooklyn Bridge Park is the success story of a grassroots movement and community planning that united around a common vision. Drawing on the authors, personal experiences--one as a reporter, the other as a park leader--Brooklyn Bridge Park weaves together contemporaneous reports of events that provide a record of every twist and turn in the story. Interviews with more than sixty people reveal the human dynamics that unfolded in the course of building the park, including attitudes and opinions that arose about class, race, gentrification, commercialization, development, and government. Despite the park's broad and growing appeal, its creation was lengthy, messy, and often contentious. Brooklyn Bridge Park suggests ways other civic groups can address such hurdles within their own communities." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Witty, Joanne
Dewey number
974.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F129.B7
LC item number
W59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Krogius, Henrik
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • Parks
  • Waterfronts
  • Parks
  • Waterfronts
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
Brooklyn Bridge Park : a dying waterfront transformed, Joanne Witty and Henrik Krogius
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stage -- All hell breaks loose -- The Manheim years -- A new game with a fresh team -- Strange bedfellows -- Public planning -- Public planning continues -- Money and political gamesmanship -- Breaking and logjam -- Reality sets in -- Housing "in the park" -- At long last, shovels -- The politics of housing -- The park begins to materialize -- Deep differences over a nineteenth-century relic -- A hurricane has unexpected consequences -- The growing experience -- Learning from the site -- The politics of housing, continued -- Waterfront, parks, and community planning -- Reflections on Brooklyn Bridge Park -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: Brooklyn Bridge Part thirteen guiding principles -- Timeline -- Cast of major characters -- Organization and agency names, abbreviations, and acronyms
Control code
ocn941875230
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780823273577
Lccn
2016016998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)941875230
Label
Brooklyn Bridge Park : a dying waterfront transformed, Joanne Witty and Henrik Krogius
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stage -- All hell breaks loose -- The Manheim years -- A new game with a fresh team -- Strange bedfellows -- Public planning -- Public planning continues -- Money and political gamesmanship -- Breaking and logjam -- Reality sets in -- Housing "in the park" -- At long last, shovels -- The politics of housing -- The park begins to materialize -- Deep differences over a nineteenth-century relic -- A hurricane has unexpected consequences -- The growing experience -- Learning from the site -- The politics of housing, continued -- Waterfront, parks, and community planning -- Reflections on Brooklyn Bridge Park -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: Brooklyn Bridge Part thirteen guiding principles -- Timeline -- Cast of major characters -- Organization and agency names, abbreviations, and acronyms
Control code
ocn941875230
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780823273577
Lccn
2016016998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)941875230

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