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What shall we do with the Piers?

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Introduces the reader to the earliest stages of the Park’s conception and development – from the closing of the dilapidated piers along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront in 1983 to the announcement of ... More


Fighting Back

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Investigates the increasingly organized, and contentious, meetings of members of the Brooklyn community during the mid-1980s to resist private development of the piers and propose an alternative plan ... More


Built to Last Forever

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the various successes of the Holland Tunnel. It argues that despite being over three years behind schedule and more than $20 million over budget, the tunnel achieved its primary ... More


Chenangoes: The Replanning of Freight Flows in New York City

Jacob Shell

in Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The preceding chapters of the book are primarily focused on rural or inter-urban transportation. This final chapter suggests that, at least in some places, top-down fears of patterns of subversive ... More


From Port Authority to Strategic Manager: The Transformation of the FPA

Malcolm Tull

in A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128824
eISBN:
9781786944825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128824.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the administrative structure of the port, and its profitability as it varied over the twentieth century. It examines the evolution of the Fremantle Harbour Trust into the ... More


The Evolution of the Waterfront

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Provides readers with a vivid description of Brooklyn Bridge Park as it is today, a brief summary of the major issues and events that are treated in the remainder of the book (including a brief ... More


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

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the 1970s, the Brooklyn piers had become a wasteland on the New York City waterfront. Today, they have been transformed into a stunning park that is enjoyed by countless Brooklynites and visitors ... More


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