Similar views or not?
We couldn't help but notice some similarities in these two pictures. At far left is a view of midtown Manhattan from Greenpoint (from the nyc-architecture site). At left is the view of the proposed Atlantic Yards footprint from Flatbush and St. Marks.
Do we think the Greenpoint'ers complained when they built the Citicorp Center building in 1977? Did they complain that the Citicorp Center was too large and didn't fit in the scale and context of this immigrant neighborhood? Did they even have a voice then as they were immigrants and not affluent Brooklynites like in Prospect Heights?
Sure, Greenpoint and Midtown Manhattan is separated by that thing called the East River, but it looms just as large if not larger in these pictures. Something to think about perhaps.