City remains mum on War Memorial plans

June 15, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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By Raanan Geberer

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Parks Department continued yesterday to keep under wraps its plans for the neglected Brooklyn War Memorial building in Cadman Plaza Park, and again denied a reporter’s request to enter the facility.

“This is a work in progress so it’s too early to set up tours at the moment,” a Parks Department spokesman said.

The building was opened on Nov. 11, 1951, to honor 11,000 Brooklynites who died during World War II, whose names are on plaques omsode.

Pete DeAngelis, head of the United Military Veterans of Brooklyn, told the Brooklyn Eagle that he understand there was a plan is to add the names of Brooklynites who died in other wars, including Korea and Vietnam.

Mark Zustovich, a spokesperson for Borough President Marty Markowitz, also said in a statement that disabled-access ramps are planed to make the building ADA-complaint. The lack of elevators or ramps is a major complaint of the borough’s active veterans, many of whom are in their eighties.

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