Schenley Plaza

The former parking lot in Oakland known as Schenley Plaza is set to have its grand re-opening on June 8, but the green space is already a big winner. And it's no harder for me to find parking on the street now than it was B.G. (before green).


2 Responses to "Schenley Plaza"

Mark said... 5/31/2006 4:07 PM

Schenley Plaza might be a wonderful nexus for all kinds of Oakland people. If it is, I hope it expands to the arid quarters of Forbes Quadrangle.

Judge Rufus Peckham said... 5/31/2006 9:24 PM

A "wonderful nexus of Oakland people"? That's either an oxymoron or a song title, I can't recall which. If you really wanted to see a wonderful nexus of Oakland and NON-Oakland people, you should have been where Forbes Quadrangle now stands prior to July 1970. Mark's comment struck me as ironic (and sadly true) because Forbes Field was the most lush green major league ballpark ever built, and it was replaced by that -- that abomination. Good for Pitt, good for Oakland to have a park in the middle of its beautiful chaos.

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