Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Hearing Today Over Seizure of Alleged Underground Railroad Homes

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A sign depicting a white man with pointy teeth, looming menacingly over low-rise Brooklyn about to take a bite, was the backdrop to a rally held on the steps of City Hall Monday against today’s eminent domain hearing involving homes allegedly once involved in the Underground Railroad.

These homes on Duffield Street are sandwiched between Fulton Mall, an outdoor shopping area that caters mainly to a black clientele, and MetroTech, developer Bruce Ratner’s first major Brooklyn complex, a fortress of office towers.