yea, 0.35 miles from my house.
The building I live in can be seen in the opening moment of the video above
So it was Dec 16, 1960 when 2 planes collided over Staten Island. Apparently the bigger one was trying to
land crash in Prospect Park. They did not make it. You can Google the story yourself. It is very newsy. Many witnesses still live around here and have a story to tell.
What strikes me is that the neighborhood has not changed much in 50 years, They buildings anyway. The New York Times has a great gismo where you can fade from 1960 to 2010.
They are putting the finishing touches on the building that filled the hole made by the plane 50 years ago. (So maybe the people rebuilding the World Trade Center can get a break. Bigger plane(s!) and bigger buildings.) The new building does not look horrible. The ground floor window are a plus and it does not have a garage so it will not encourage its occupants to own cars.
I was wondering what Park Slope will look like in 2060. Did you see The Fifth Element? Corben Dallas is a former super soldier that is now a taxi cab driver from South Brooklyn.
He can do whatever he wants to the inside of his apartment, but I don't think things are gonna change this much. Most of South Brooklyn is Landmarked. (I gotta good story about the fact that my building is landmarked. Wait a few weeks.)
and here is the weariest thing. Planes Collide by Ivan Koota. Only $2,500. I just don't know where to put it.