Preserve Original Belgian Block Streets in Vinegar Hill
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Preserve Original Belgian Block Streets in Vinegar Hill

    1. Petition by

      Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association

The Belgian block cobblestones of Vinegar Hill are threatened by the pending reconstruction and infrastructure work on Water Street.

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    • Ann Van Gysel NEW YORK, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I live in Brooklyn, close to Vinegar Hill and in Gent, Belgium. In many cities in Belgium the 'Belgian Block Streets' are disappearing fast. In Gent we have been able to conserve the Belgian Blocks in a few historic streets. I hope we can do the same in Vinegar Hill, and protect historic authenticity for the generations to come, at least in a few sites around the world!

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    • Dirk Valvekens BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I am a Belgian native with a lot of experience on this subject in Belgium. Public authorities seem not to care about historic aspects, even not in listed historic districts. Vinegar Hill is a New York gem. We should do everything to preserve it.

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    • James Forsyth BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Belgian blocks slow down vehicle speed. Why replace them with asphalt and then put in the speed bumps at a large cost?

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    • Brian Maniotis YONKERS, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      It's important to keep even old stones where they are, they give us and them a sense of place as well as history. This way, we never lose hindsight.

      Don't remove the stones. Our history is also laid brick by brick.

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    • Joana Stroh BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Relacing the Belgian blocks will destroy the historical character and authenticity of the neighborhood. A travesty.

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