A previous owner, Ed Dewey, lighting a gas chandelier. Courtesy of Gage & Tollner.Gage & Tollner [https://gageandtollner.com] served the people of Downtown Brooklyn for 125 years. The historic restaurant opened in 1879, changed hands four times, and was home to many titans of the industry. Legendary Southern chef Edna
COBBLE HILL – At last Thursday’s Brooklyn Community Board 6 Landmarks & Land Use Committee [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb6/committees/landmarks-land-use.page] meeting, representatives from Fortis Property Group [https://fortispropertygroup.com/] presented plans to build a nine-foot-tall brick wall on the Amity Street side of the developer’s 5
Photo via Google Maps of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (right) and its rectory. The church was completed in 1859 and is a New York City Landmark. The rectory dates to 1868.As first reported by The Real Deal [http://therealdeal.com/2016/09/30/clinton-hill-church-plans-16-story-resi-building-next-door/] , the landmark St. Mary’
This summer, for the first ever, music lovers will trek out to Coney Island to experience rock legends like Willie Nelson [/road-willie-nelson-visit-coney-island-summer/#.VykBN6ODGko], Beach Boys and Jane’s Addiction [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2016/04/coney-island-amphitheaters-summer-lineup-will-include-beach-boys-boston-sting-ziggy-marley/] at a gorgeous $60 million, 5,000-seat, outdoor amphitheater [/childs-amphitheater-coney/#.Vyj8uaODGkq]. But over the
(Photo: Willie Nelson / Facebook)The soon-to-open Coney Island Amphitheater [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2016/02/coney-islands-long-awaited-amphitheater-open-july/] has added another headliner to its already stacked summer lineup [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2016/04/coney-island-amphitheaters-summer-lineup-will-include-beach-boys-boston-sting-ziggy-marley/] . Country music legend Willie Nelson will play at the open-air entertainment venue on September 13, according the
Rendering of the new Coney Island Amphitheater. (Provided by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment)The Coney Island Amphitheater [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2016/02/coney-islands-long-awaited-amphitheater-open-july/] hasn’t even been built and already the venue has some big acts scheduled to perform there this summer. Tickets for the open-air entertainment space are already
Green-Wood Chapel. (Photo via Beyond My Ken [https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/2015_Green-Wood_Chapel_1.jpg] .The Landmarks Preservation Commission [http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/html/home/home.shtml] voted in favor of landmark status for a series of extremely significant properties and neighborhoods across
After more than a half century of waiting, Gravesend’s historic Lady Moody-Van Sicklen House has finally achieved landmark status. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) granted the designation to the 18th-Century Dutch-American farmhouse, which once belonged to Gravesend founder Lady Deborah Moody, during a public meeting on Tuesday.
The B&B Carousell in Coney Island. (Photo: Charley Lhasa [https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleylhasa/9729128502/] / Flickr)Coney Island’s B&B Carousell has been officially added to the National Register of Historic Places, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday. The recognition allows the historic structure, brought to Coney Island
Photo by Beyond My Ken [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St._Augustine's_Roman_Catholic_Church_122_Sixth_Avenue_Park_Slope_from_south.jpg] St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church [http://www.staugustineparkslope.org/] (116 6th Avenue at Sterling Place) and portions of Green-Wood Cemetery are one step closer to landmark
Rendering of the new Coney Island Amphitheater. (Provided by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment)The long-awaited Coney Island Amphitheater [/seaside-park-community-arts-center-coney-island/#.VsSUNnQrI4Y] is on track to open this summer. Officials announced Tuesday that construction on the 5,000-seat, outdoor, entertainment venue will be completed in July — in time to host the Brooklyn borough
Source: blhphotography via FlickrCity council members are pushing back against the effort to rip up parts of Coney Island’s Reigelmann Boardwalk and replace the wood planks with recycled materials and concrete. All but one of the council’s 50 active members have signed on to support a resolution introduced
Photo by Bensonhurst BeanA fire that broke out behind New Utrecht Reformed Church [http://www.newutrechtchurch.org/] (1827 84th Street) two weeks ago is just another setback for the historic structure, which has been chronically plagued by financial struggles and always seems to be [/whats-up-with-the-new-utrecht-reformed-church-bell-tower/#.VrJHuTYrKSN]running out of cash.
Courtesy of Brooklyn College/FacebookWith its sprawling ocean views, the green hills of Staten Island in the distance — the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in its future — the shores of Gravesend Bay would once have made an excellent home for a City University of New York [http://www2.cuny.edu/] (CUNY) campus.
The Coney Island Pumping Station. (Photo: Landmarks Preservation Commission [http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/Backlog_95/Backlog_Fact%20Sheets/FactSheet_12.pdf] )There’s still time to make your voice heard and support the effort to save two of southern Brooklyn’s most cherished historic sites. The
Photo via Green-Wood Cemetery [https://www.facebook.com/historicgreenwood/photos/pb.168452476528119.-2207520000.1436552017./455914641115233/?type=3&theater] The Landmarks Preservation Commission [http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/html/home/home.shtml] has finally released a plan to deal with the backlog of properties, after the Commission withdrew their plan
Photo by Karen HillCommunity activists, residents, and public officials are coming together to decry the city’s plans to replace portions of the iconic Riegelmann Boardwalk from Brighton 15th Street to Coney Island Avenue with concrete, which they claim will irrevocably change the character of this iconic structure. Led by
Scaffolding went up last week. (Source: Lisanne Anderson)Neighbors are raising the alarm over potential plans to tear down a symbol of Midwood’s movie-making history, the 107-year-old Vitagraph smokestack near East 14th Street and Avenue M. Scaffolding now surrounds the smokestack, which still has the historic silent film company’
Community Board 2 [http://www.nyc.gov/html/bkncb2/html/home/home.shtml] voted at their Executive Committee meeting last night in favor of a wheelchair accessible ramp for Clinton Hill’s Emmanuel Baptist Church [http://ebcconnects.com/] (279 Lafayette Avenue at St. James Place). Construction of a new barrier-free
Curious to see what Green-Wood Cemetery [http://www.green-wood.com/] has in store for the McGovern-Weir Greenhouse [/blog/history/green-wood-receives-funding-to-restore-mcgovern-weir]? Join neighbors at the upcoming land usage/landmarks committee meeting [https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=238184079678464&id=195263140637225] , scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, December 4, at
Worst Photoshop Job Ever? (Source: NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission) Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s dream of putting a multi-purpose amphitheater in Coney Island cleared a major hurdle this week when the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan. The New York Daily News is
Photo by Ray JohnsonWe’ve long covered the struggles of Cherry Hill Gourmet Market [/tag/cherry-hill-gourmet-market/] and its owners, who dumped millions [/7-million-dollars-dumped-in-sheepshead-b/] into renovating the space in the historically landmarked Lundy’s building (1901 Emmons Avenue) only to face opposition from local leaders about zoning and preservation violations. To