Rounding out the trifecta of controversies that have dogged the soon-to-start-opening Brooklyn Bridge Park is a preservation fight. The Brooklyn Paper reports that construction workers, while working on the park's entrance, threw out rails from the Old Fulton Street trolley service, which ran from the late 1800s through the 1930s. Archaeologists and city landmarks officials say the tracks (right) are unimportant, and that the Fulton Ferry Landing's, uh, ferry landing is really the key feature of the district. But what about the tracks' tourism value? Some argue the still-usable rails could have become part of a new trolley line that would draw in otherwise lazy visitors all the way from Downtown Brooklyn. Not to mention it would be one way to counter accusations that your grand entrance looks like a suburban office park.
· Trolley trash! Workers tear up history near Brooklyn Bridge Park [BK Paper]
· Brooklyn Bridge Park coverage [Curbed]