Parks Department Rationale for Its Demolition of Historic District in Staten Island

Behold the glory of the Parks Department’s plans to DEMOLISH a National Register-eligible Historic District on Staten Island, a borough not exactly rife with protected landmarks. There’s no way to pretty this up – the Parks Department is planning on demolishing 43 out of 50 historic structures in order to build a park that no one has asked for and there’s no money to build. Furthermore, there isn’t even any money to demolish them safely – the document claims that there is probably no asbestos in the buildings.  Right. Why don’t you pull the other one?

This is a disgrace and shameful.


Cedar Grove Beach Rehabilitation Notice of Completion

Posted Under: Demolition, Lingering Pain, National Register, Parks, Staten Island, The Politics of Preservation

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