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Blog 2 Stacey Battice

The key to this proposal clearly shows that having Vinegar Hill designated as a Historic District is in the interest of others and not the residents.  This was back in 1996 and to date in the 20th century no decision has been made with regards to this proposed idea.  Imagine it took persons from congress, members from the planning and zoning committee of Brooklyn Community and the Landmarks Preservation Commission to engaged in a public hearings and residents continue to opposed to this designation.  I feel that the residents of Vinegar Hill do not want the interference of any outsiders and wants Vinegar Hill to remain the quiet town of Brooklyn.  However, I truly believe that it is important to maintain and preserve Vinegar Hill, thus encouraging new developments just like DUMBO and SOHO in Manhattan who shared same similarities.