Garden Variety Land-Use Battles

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Everybody’s Happy in the Garden of Eden

The Brooklyn Papers publishes this photo of two fans of Atlantic Yards, state economic chief Charles Gargano and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, standing near one of the proposed development’s celebrity foes, actor Steve Buscemi. The occasion was last week’s unveiling of their “leaves” (well, for Gargano and Buscemi, not for Markowitz) on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Celebrity Path, a down-home version of the stars on Hollywood Boulevard.

The woman in the picture is Pamela Wasserstein, niece of the late playwright Wendy, who also was honored with a leaf but whose position on the controversial complex is not discussed in the article. Please tell us, What would’ve Wendy thought?

-Matthew Schuerman

(via No Land Grab)