Replace Underground Railroad site with parking lot?





A key [Brooklyn] city historian offered his views last week on the Duffield Street abolitionist houses and appears to have landed on the side of preservationists.

Christopher Moore, a curator at Harlem’s Schomburg Center, and regarded as one of the city’s foremost African-American historians, is also a member of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

His name reportedly came up at the May 1 City Council hearing regarding the city’s plans to condemn and demolish the Duffield Houses and replace it with 1.5-acres of open space and underground parking for 750 cars.


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