The good news is that Joy Chatel has saved her home at 227 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn from eminent domain.The text version of the article can be found here. The audio version of the story can be found here.
A bricked-up tunnel in the building's basement is believed to be an escape route used in the Underground Railroad.
Chatel now hopes to turn it into a cultural center and museum. People have already showed up on her doorstep.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
1010WINS revisits 227 Duffield for Black History Month
1010WINS continues its excellent coverage of 227 Duffield with their article "Black History Month: Saving History in Brooklyn":