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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Construction Planned for Historic Bed-Stuy Neighborhood

In the small "sub-neighborhood" of Stuyvesant Heights, new renderings have been revealed for two real estate projects a few blocks apart. The two projects are for five- and six-story residential buildings which will create...

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel That Never Goes Out

COBBLE HILL - Sometimes the most exciting places in New York are not found on its streets but right underneath them. Consider the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in Brooklyn. Along with places like the 91st...

LPC Designates Former Hans S. Christian Kindergarten A Landmark

CARROLL GARDENS - On Tuesday morning, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the former Hans S. Christian Memorial Kindergarten located at 236 President Street, and an adjoining building at 238 President, as individual...

Commemorate The 10th Anniversary Of Astroland Park Closing

CONEY ISLAND - The Coney Island History Project will be open special hours next Saturday, September 8, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the closing of Astroland Park (1962-2008). Deno's Wonder Wheel Park will also...

Grand Army Plaza To Receive $8.9M Restoration

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced that the City is providing the Prospect Park Alliance $8.9 million to go toward the restoration of Grand Army...

New Markers Commemorate DUMBO’s Historic District Designation

DUMBO - There's more to DUMBO than just being the most Instagrammed spot in the borough. The picturesque neighborhood located "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass" was designated a historic district by the NYC...

Commemorate the 242nd Anniversary Of The Battle Of Brooklyn

On August 27, 1776, British troops advanced towards the American solider camp in Brooklyn Heights. For those familiar with the history of The Battle of Brooklyn (also known as The Battle of Long Island...

Celebrate Dominican Heritage Tonight at Brooklyn Borough Hall!

  DOWNTOWN - Tonight, a celebration of Dominican-American culture will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall in advance of next month's Dominican Day Parade. Highlighting the contributions and culture of the Dominican-American community in Brooklyn, the...

July 11th Declared Brooklyn Patriots’ Day

FORT GREENE - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. (District 36, Bed-Stuy, Northern Crown Heights) joined local veterans and first responders Wednesday morning in Fort Greene to honor...

DOT Submits Plans To Rehabilitate Portions Of Brooklyn Bridge

The LPC unanimously approved DOT's proposed plan to restore the Brooklyn Bridge's arches and towers. DOT plans to begin the work in June 2019, according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and expects to complete the...

Following Suspicious Fire, Gowanus Coalition Launches Petition To Landmark Bowne Storehouse

RED HOOK - Following last month's fire at the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse (595-611 Smith Street), the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition has increased its efforts to save the building from demolition by launching a petition. Built in...

Appeal Made to Landmark 99-Year Old Cortelyou Road Church

FLATBUSH - A community group is filing an appeal with the city in an attempt to save a historic church on Cortelyou Road that's slated for redevelopment. The Baptist Church of the Redeemer, at 1921...

Neighbors Show Support For Landmarking Former Hans S. Christian Kindergarten At LPC Hearing

CARROLL GARDENS - Council Member Brad Lander joined Carroll Gardens neighbors on Tuesday at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission's (LPC) public hearing on 236 and 238 President Street. Back in March, Council Member Lander, Assembly...

LPC Approves Boerum Hill Historic District Extension

BOERUM HILL - The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved the expansion of the Boerum Hill Historic District earlier today. The Extension adds approximately 288 buildings in three distinct locations adjacent to Boerum Hill's existing...

Brooklyn’s Old Paramount Theatre Is New Again

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - As gentrification continues to steamroll through Downtown Brooklyn, one new project stands out as a crowd-pleaser with little controversy, the restoration of the old Paramount Theatre at Flatbush and Dekalb. BSE Global...
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