$630 Million Brooklyn Project Underway

Construction is beginning on the $630 million redevlopment of the area around the Brooklyn Academy of Music. “Called the BAM Cultural District, the idea, on the drawing board since 1998, is only now beginning to take shape. The project is spearheaded by Harvey Lichtenstein, who served as BAM executive director from 1967 to 1999 and who now heads up the BAM Local Development Corporation, in charge of turning the idea of a cultural district into reality.”