Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Quote from another Time, another place:

Here is a quote  that I read a long long time ago that has always stuck  in my mind:

"Yesterday in New York was one of the worst days for anybody who likes what makes up a city. At 2 PM., a man in the Building Department issued a permit to the Wrecking Corp of America. Within an hour, workers were all over the 84 year old Metropolitan Opera House.They were punching  holes into the roof and walls of the building. The orders are that the old Met has to come down quickly. People have been trying to find ways to save the building, and if you wreck the building the fight is over. And the firm which is leasing the land cannot wait to inflict on the City a 40 story atrocity of a new glass office building."
        --Jimmy Breslin, January 1967


Justin Zizes Jr.


cosmo said...

me, the only things left are the memories, and the Blog. Saltaire now has as much resemblence to what I had growing up as the lower end of Manhattan resembles the pre-occupation of the British in 1776.

Anonymous said...

Very sad.So many good memories of growing up in Saltaire
Merry Wetherall

Richardinhingham said...

Geeze. Well those old houses will never last anyway. Good to get some totally different houses built all over Saltaire. Now EVERYWHERE is Rabbitown!