DUMBO designated

After 9 long years, the deed is done.

See http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/press/12_18_07.pdf for the official word, and then from our friends in the Fourth Estate….

Dumbo Is Now Protected as a Historic District
New York Times, United States – By Sewell Chan
Like SoHo and TriBeCa before it, Dumbo has now made its way from neighborhood acronym to historic treasure.

Landmark status approved for Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood
Newsday, NY – (AP)
The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Tuesday to designate the DUMBO section of Brooklyn as the city’s 90th historic district.

Landmark Status for Brooklyn Neighborhood
WNYC, NY

DUMBO Area Gets Landmarked
New York Sun, NY – By TATYANA GERSHKOVICH
DUMBO’s industrial facades and celebrated view of the Manhattan Bridge will be preserved, as the city’s Landmarks Preservation.

LPC Approves DUMBO Historic District
Gothamist, NY
It’s official. Today the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate DUMBO a historic district, pending City Council approval.

‘HISTORIC’ TAG TO CURB DUMBO BUILDING
New York Post, NY By RICH CALDER
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission today will vote to designate as historic more than 20 blocks of prime real estate in DUMBO.

Plus check out http://dumbonyc.com/ for comments and pictures which I took which I’m too lazy to post myself.

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