A local preservationist is lobbying to give a full pardon for the Admirals Row site. But local officials continue to say that the 10 mansions along Flushing Avenue built between 1858 and 1901, which once housed naval officers and their families, needs to be razed for a supermarket. Scott Witter, curator of Brooklyns Other Museum of Brooklyn, wrote Governor Eliot Spitzer recently asking for the mansions reprieve from the wrecking ball. I am but one American, yet Admirals Row is mine and belongs to every citizen of the United States of America, wrote Witter. It appears that you are the only person who, with a stroke of your pen, can undo this madness and insure longevity for Admirals Row, he added. The museum is located at 102 Steuben Street. The website is www.brookl
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