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Williamsburg's Domino Landmarking Fight Gets Ironic

The fight to landmark the old Domino Sugar factory buildings in Williamsburg is acquiring a small, but compelling, aroma of irony. City Council Member David Yassky, who strongly opposed the landmarking of 184 Kent, is emerging as a champion of landmarking the Domino plant. Yassky sent a letter this week to the Landmarks Commission asking for protection of the Domino site, McCarren Pool and the Greenpoint Terminal Market buildings that survived the May inferno. You might remember that the Waterfront Preservation Alliance started making noise in June about landmarking the Domino factory. Yassky's letter says, in part, that as Williamsburg and Greenpoint “change and evolve, it is increasingly important that we work to preserve our ties to the past."
· Williamsburg Residents Want Domino's Preserved [Metro]
· Domino Sugar Factory Proposed for Landmarking [Brownstoner]
· Meet the Next Williamsburg Landmark Fight: The Domino Factory [Curbed]