A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

by Nancy Webster, David Shirley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231171229
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nancy Webster is the executive director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

David Shirley is a journalist whose work has appeared in Oxford American, the Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Spin, Rolling Stone, and USA Today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Evolution of the Waterfront
1. What Shall We Do with the Piers?
2. Fighting Back
3. The Coalition
4. The "13 Guiding Principles"
5. Banging Their Cups on the High Chair
6. Changing of the Guard
7. Tearing Down the Barbed Wire
8. The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good
9. A Park at Last
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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