The Municipal Art Society’s president for communications passes on this communique from Kent Barwick, president of the M.A.S. (with spellin’ lessons–our bad).
We continue to hope that Ikea will recognize that they can build their store and their parking lot, while saving Civil War-era buildings and a functional ship repair dry dock that dates to the Lincoln Administration. They can also save high-skill, high-wage jobs on the working waterfront by allowing the shipyard to remain open. When it comes to Brooklyn’s historic past and its promising future, Ikea can be a hero in this matter and we hope they will be.
PS: I’d like to gently point out to the original writer that it’s Erie Basin and Erie Canal, not Eerie.
Kent Barwick, President, Municipal Art Society”