David Vine is a contributing writer for the Rail.
WINTER 2003 | Local
A half-century ago, Robert Moses audaciously promised that his plans for a downtown Civic Center would be "to Brooklyn what the great cathedrals and opera plazas are to European cities." Today, the boroughs leading developers promises are just as inflated, with visions of Flatbush Avenue as Brooklyns Champs Elysées and the arch at Grand Army Plaza as its Arc de Triomphe.
MARCH-APRIL 2002 | Express
One wonders what could possibly be so bad about developing a BAM cultural district in Fort Greene, a neighborhood already brimming with vibrant cultural traditions.