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The Holdout

Sal Catucci remembers the "boom days" of the Brooklyn waterfront around 1956, when there were "over 3,000 longshoremen working in Brooklyn," and "it would be nothing to go to a pier and have 200 trucks waiting to drop off their goods."

Today Catucci operates Brooklyn's last stevedoring operation, a modern container shipping port at the foot of Red Hook and Carroll Gardens. But Catucci's landlord, the Port Authority, has hired a planning firm to study other possible uses for the site, and now he's fighting to keep his operation going.

To learn more about the future of New York's waterfront, read the transcripts of Rafael Pi Roman's interviews with New-York Historical Society President Kenneth Jackson and Raymond Gastil, president of the Van Alen Insitute.
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