Thursday, October 29, 2015

“Could this land on Staten Island become a New York City...

"Could this land on Staten Island become a New York City landmark? In 1972, Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker movement, bought a pair of bungalows that were part of a 1920s retreat known as Spanish Camp. There, she found a refuge alongside her working-class brethren looking to escape the toil and grime of the city. A developer bulldozed her cottages in 2001 to make way for mansions that were never finished, like the one in this photo by @nytchangster. While Dorothy is considered a candidate to be America's next saint, landmarks commissioners are loath to consider severely altered, damaged or demolished properties. This may be hallowed ground, but what made it historic is no longer there." By nytimes on Instagram.

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