Saturday, October 17, 2009

Reading for a Rainy Weekend: Perspective

Good reads for those who have interest in development and history. I've kept these two links on my personal list of things to check once in a while for over a year now. It's time to clean house (or blogroll), and there's no better time for that than a dreary, indoor weekend.

Here are two items from years ago (though not quite as far off as this or this) to remind us that new and disturbing buildings are not so very new, and Sunset Park's changes (and the reactions to them) is also the same old, same old. It's good to remember that efforts at positive change do work, and that it's never a one-time job. It's also never a job that we can hope someone else completes. Many people have to do the heavy lifting. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Lisa Rose said...

What a great article! Thank you. I have something for what you see in sunset park that I'll upload to the photopool.

Manuel said...

The author of the article in city-journal.org also wrote a book, which largely deals with Sunset Park:

http://books.google.com/books?id=OnfqG9MBr5cC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Enjoy!
Manuel

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

Manuel,

Thanks for the link! It looks like a great read.