Monday, January 22, 2007
Tompkins Square Park and Surroundings
Look in any direction in our Tompkins Square Park and in the distance where your gaze finally ends you will find the wall of buildings that encloses our park . This wall draws the limit of our park and in doing so becomes a part of our park . Demolishing and replacing any building in this wall demolishes and changes a part of our park .
We have lost so much of our valued old city to the new soulless products of the current developement frenzy. Isn't it time to abate and limit this frenzy and at least around our parks preserve some of what has been with us so long connecting us physically to our past providing us with a sense of place in our otherwise rapidly changing and alienating city . We do not need another tall , numbingly banal building where Saint Brigid stands : we already have one just up a block on ave. B..
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