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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Landmarked Erasmus Hall Academy Building No Longer In Danger of Demolition By Neglect

FLATBUSH - The original Erasmus Hall Academy building in the school’s courtyard at 911 Flatbush Avenue is not only one of the borough’s oldest buildings, but also one of its most historically significant. The 1786...

Community Coalition Seeks Landmark Status for Flatbush Presbyterian Church

FLATBUSH - In the December issue of Bklyner we wrote about the history of the 120-year-old Flatbush Presbyterian Church, and how it is likely to be redeveloped into housing, with space for a new...

Sheepshead Bay Church Hopes To Wrap Up Repairs By Early 2019

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Passers-by may notice the cables propping up the steeples to a church at the corner of Ocean and Voorhies Avenues in Sheepshead Bay. The Sheepshead Bay United Methodist Church at 3087 Ocean...

A Bit Of History – Flatbush Church Looking For Developer

FLATBUSH – As the borough shuffles to house all the city’s newcomers, part of its history will inevitably be gutted or succumb to full demolition. Religious institutions, with their architecturally exciting structures, brought families...

Name the Eagle: 5 Finalists Selected In Brooklyn Public Library Contest

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Back in October, the Brooklyn Public Library launched a contest to name the grandiose cast-copper eagle sculpture perched above the lobby of the Central Library branch at 10 Grand Army Plaza. BPL received nearly...

City Announces Shirley Chisholm Monument Near Prospect Park

FLATBUSH - First Lady Chirlane McCray announced on Friday, November 30, that the city will honor U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm with a monument in Brooklyn. The city will erect the statue at the Parkside entrance...

Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Muslims In Brooklyn” Next Week

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Next week, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will present its "Muslims in Brooklyn" oral history project to the world. "Muslims in Brooklyn" includes 50 oral histories from various Muslims across the borough. "These 50...

Another Church Looking For A Developer – Flatbush Presbyterian Church Is On The Market

DITMAS PARK - The Flatbush Presbyterian Church is for sale and will likely follow the trend of church operators who lease a portion of their space to large residential developers. Colliers International, a Canadian acquisition...

Remembering the Malbone Wreck 100 Years Later

PROSPECT HEIGHTS—Lawmakers and transit officials gathered outside the Willink Plaza Entrance of Prospect Park Thursday to remember the worst subway accident in New York's history-  the Malbone Street wreck. The crash took place close to...

Name The Brooklyn Public Library Eagle

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - The eagle has landed—permanently, one hopes—at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch. The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) has made a gift of a cast-copper eagle sculpture that debuted at the Washington...

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...
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