With landmarks like the Greenpoint Terminal Market, Williamsburg's Old Dutch Mustard Company and the Red Hook Graving Dock already toast, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is announcing that it is putting Brooklyn's industrial waterfront on its list of the nation's 11 Most Endangered Places. A new Municipal Art Society website called Save Industrial Brooklyn just went live this morning. (There's an interactive map with sites here.) The release that came with the announcement says:
Once a booming 19th-century industrial waterfront supported by generations of immigrants, Brooklyn’s heritage is at risk as historic dockyards and factories are being demolished by developers anxious to cash in on the area’s newly hip status.The effort aims to preserve both functioning industrial operations and historic buildings. Well, what's left of them.
· Save Industrial Brooklyn Website [saveinsdustrialbrooklyn.org]
· Brooklyn's Waterfront Gets Boost from Nat'l Trust [Brownstoner]
· Brooklyn Waterfront Called Endangered Site [NYT]