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Preservation or Preservation?

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Back in March, East Hampton Town used Community Preservation Fund money to purchased 11 acres of land between Neck Path and Red Dirt Road in Springs. The intention was to demolish the existing structures to make way for a new trail and to preserve open space. Now, however, a group of local residents, artists and architects are seeking to retain the buildings, as they were artist's studios and the house of James Brooks and Charlotte Park, Abstract Expressionists and friends of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The structures are still filled with professional and personal effects of the artists such as paint cans, but they are dilapidated and would require a great deal of money to become structurally sound. Save them or demolish them—what do you think?
· Artist Studios at Stake in Springs Land Preservation Effort [27East]