Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Carousels vs. Conservation in Brooklyn

In the small world department, at a wedding in December I met a student of Patricia Salkin's.   Andrew Stengel, a "non-traditional" second-year student at Albany Law School, is a member of the school’s Government Law Review.  Andrew has also served in a variety of positions in government and progressive advocacy organizations.  He worked as the political director for Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax Films, and he got his start in the administration of Gov. Mario Cuomo.

Andrew e-mailed me recently to let me know about his recent posts on the Government Law Review blog regarding a plan to put a carousel in an area of a park in Brooklyn that is meant to be protected in perpetuity as a natural and scenic area. Read his posts here and here.

Jamie Baker Roskie

UPDATE - on April 10, 2011 a federal judge in New York temporarily blocked the plan for a carousel. Stay tuned!

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/2011/01/carousels-vs-conservation-in-brooklyn.html

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Suit filed to reverse the map amendment granted by the National Parks Service:

http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2010/11/19/2010-11-19_dumbos_tobacco_warehouse_to_be_turned_into_performance_space_by_brooklynbased_th.html.

Posted by: Andrew Stengel | Jan 18, 2011 5:43:21 PM