Among the Brooklyn neighborhoods that are being pushed for landmarking, one that doesn't get much press is Wallabout. It's an area north of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, near the Navy Yard, between Flushing and Park Avenues, and the BQE runs through it. Some people think it's a future Dumbo kind of place, which is why local groups have been working since 2003 to get landmark designation for the neighborhood. The Myrtle Avenue Parternship says that development pressure will lead to that Brooklyn favorite phenomenon: out-of-context development. One of the preservation selling points is "the city’s largest collection of wood-frame houses." Us, we like the way Wallabout rolls off the tongue.
· A Walkabout in Wallabout [Metro]
· Is Wallabout the Next Dumbo? [Curbed]
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