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Brooklyn Matters, and our Brooklyn Collection visit this Thursday, March 7

In class today we viewed the film Brooklyn Matters with these questions in mind:
What is eminent domain? What do you think of its use to build the Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park development? What do you think are the long-term effects on the surrounding neighborhoods and communities?

We reviewed the archives site report template and prepared for our class visit to the Brooklyn Collection this Thursday from 3-4:30pm. Site report #2 is based on this visit and our upcoming visit to the Map Division at the New York Public Library, so it may be useful to review the site report template in advance, or print it and bring it with you. Site report 2a is due Thursday, March 21 and site report 2b is due Tuesday, March 26.

This Thursday we meet at 3 p.m. at the Brooklyn Collection, located on the second floor of the Central Library, Brooklyn Public Library. Use the address 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn 11238 if navigating with your phone. From campus, it is a short trip on the 2/3 train from Hoyt Street or Borough Hall to Grand Army Plaza or Eastern Parkway, or the B41 bus. Weather permitting, I’m walking there, leaving from L543 at 2:10.

It’s fine to take photos without a flash, so be sure your phone is fully charged. You will use some documentation of archival information in the site report. Remember that only pencils may be used in the Brooklyn Collection.

brooklyn collection map

300 Jay Street to 10 Grand Army Plaza via 2/3 train