DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – In an effort to stall the impending demolition of 227 Duffield Street, activists are demanding the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission [http://www.nyc.gov/landmarks] (LPC) “calendar” a review of the house that they say belonged to abolitionists and served as a stop on the underground railroad. Michael
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – A petition [https://www.change.org/p/lisa-kersavage-preserve-227-duffield-street-abolitionist-place-as-a-nyc-landmark?recruiter=980907572&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition] was launched last week to save a four-story brick building that was the formerly the home of two abolitionists and is believed to have been a stop
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/index.page] (LPC) approved updated designs for 200 Montague Street on Tuesday after previously telling the project architects to revise their plans. Initial rendering of 200 Montague Street via Beyer Blinder Belle’s first presentation to NYC
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – The glassy four-story building that formerly housed an HSBC branch on Montague Street may soon be demolished to make way for a new 20-story residential building with ground-floor retail. 200 Montague Street, near Cadman Plaza West (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner)The Brooklyn Community Board 2 [https://www1.nyc.
FORT GREENE – The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts [http://mocada.org] (MoCADA) is planning to convert a vacant lot at 48 Lafayette Avenue into a sculpture garden. Via Architecture + Construction PLLC presentation [https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/lpc/downloads/pdf/presentation-materials/20190205/48%20Lafayette%20Ave%20-LPC%20FInal%20%201-31-2019.
DUMBO – There’s more to DUMBO than just being the most Instagrammed spot [http://gothamist.com/2016/07/26/that_dumbo_instagram.php] in the borough. The picturesque neighborhood located “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” was designated a historic district by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission [https://www1.nyc.
[UPDATED: Friday, July 13 at 2:30pm] 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 [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/7/10/landmarks-preservation-commission-approves-brooklyn-bridge-archway-renovations] , and expects to
GOWANUS- A group of Gowanus residents and community leaders gathered at the Union Street Bridge Tuesday morning to call on the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission [http://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/index.page] (LPC) to consider key historical sites in the neighborhood for landmark designation. L-R: Brad Vogel, Simeon Bankoff,
CROWN HEIGHTS – Crown Heights neighbors are standing up against the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) [http://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/index.page], New York City Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) [http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/index.page], and the Institute for Community Living (ICL) [http://www.iclinc.
The original renderings called for a modern apartment building to replace the historic building at 111 Noble Street (Image via NYC LPC [http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/lpc/downloads/pdf/presentation-materials/20180206/111-Noble-Street-Final.pdf] )GREENPOINT – Originally proposed in September of last year, the rebuild of a historic building at 111
GOWANUS – Despite requests from the community, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) [http://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/index.page] has decided not to designate the more than 100-year-old Gowanus Station building a landmark, Brownstoner [https://www.brownstoner.com/neighborhood/gowanus/gowanus-station-brooklyn-landmarks-preservation-commission-234-butler-street-epa-superfund/] reported last week. Gowanus Station building, 234 Butler
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.
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
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
Lady Moody’s House in Gravesend (Source: Flickr/lisanne001)The Landmarks Preservation Commission [http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/html/home/home.shtml] [LPC] has finally released a plan to deal with the backlog of properties, after the Commission withdrew their plan [http://parkslopestoop.com/blog/history/panel-nixes-plan-to-cut-list-of-potential-city-landmarks] to remove
Photo courtesy of Lisanne AndersonAs we reported last week, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) had planned to remove 98 sites from its list of potential landmarks [/nearly-100-nyc-sites-may-removed-landmark-consideration-including-lady-moodys-house-gravesend/] today, an effort to clear a backlog of applications. On the list for almost 50 years was the historic Lady Moody’
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