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Pedro Torres Spring 2017 Blog Post #2

I found this article that was written by The Brooklyn Daily Eagle on September 1, 1949. The article is about the Farragut Housing Low Income housing. I find it interesting that 15 million dollars was placed on this “Boro Project”. Although it seems like a huge investment I wonder who was for the benefit for? The residents? Brooklyn? The government? No one? I remember in class we saw a documentary of similar low income housing in Tennessee I believe. I remember that housing failed and was demolished at the end. Having that in mind If the low income housing didn’t work then why make more. Sure the low income housing provides people with needs with a home for a low amount. In the article it states that the estimated price for every room would be about $8.82. It makes me wonder if the low income housing are the reason it degrades or prevents the development of Vinegar Hill, I will continue to research and look to see in other neighborhoods, and cities if having a low income housing affects in the community in both positive and negative ways.

Pedro Torres Blog Post 3/7/17

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Topic : Preservation & Development

Theme : Vinegar Hill / Brooklyn Navy Yard History

Purpose : The purpose I decided to blog about the Brooklyn Navy Yard image because I believe that the opening / closing of BNY is the reason as to why Vinegar hill has been developed the way it is. I wanted to see an early image of the BNY and compare it to how it is now if possible. if I were to compare my visits to vinegar hill I can see the big difference of the development that Vinegar Hill has gone through. I say that because vinegar hill is not a rural area that has animal roaming around. If I were to compare vinegar hill to neighborhoods in Manhattan or even to its neighbor DUMBO I would say that Vinegar hill hasn’t really been developed to the rate that other surrounding neighborhoods have gone through. I want to find the urban planner (developer) reasons to understand the reasons or to see how he envisioned Vinegar Hill. I would look to see if there are any records of the legal documents for the developments of Vinegar Hill.