Doreen Gallo: DUMBO

Voices from the Neighborhood   BROOKLYN Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance Interviewed October 7, 2010, by Susan Hopper, HDC board member ——————————————————————————————————— How did you get started with preservation? In 1997, a developer proposed a plan to develop the DUMBO interbridge area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. I organized a waterfront subcommittee of the […]

Channel 11 Covers Missing Historic District Street Signs

  HDC’s Simeon Bankoff talks to WPIX’s Stephanie Tsoflias about the lack of terra-cotta historic district street signs in some of New York’s designated historic districts.    

HDC's New Maps!!

http://www.communitywalk.com/historic_districts_council/historic_districts_council/map/1007962 HDC’s new maps with our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods, Neighborhoods at risk, and recently designated districts. HDC is proud to work with so many diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. View our website for information on these and other neighborhoods HDC is working with. http://hdc.org/  http://hdc.org/neighborhoodatrisk.htm

BHA’s, FFLA’s, DNA’s & VHNA’s Joint Opposition to the Dock Street Project

The Dumbo Neighborhood Association, Fulton Ferry Landing Association, the Brooklyn Heights Association and the Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association (collectively, the “Associations”) have joined together in opposition to the proposed development by Two Trees Management Corp. at the intersection of Water and Dock Streets, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Approximately three years ago, Two Trees Corp […]

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 DistrictNew York Times, United States – By Sewell ChanLike SoHo and TriBeCa before it, Dumbo has now made its way from neighborhood acronym to historic […]

Report from the LPC DUMBO hearing

The DUMBO hearing at LPC went astonishingly well, over 30 people spoke in favor – including Jed Walentas. The BID, who had been problematic about the designation , spoke in vague support – mostly to ask the LPC to make sure that the area’s Belgian block streets were protected (and restored) and asking that LPC […]

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DUMBO HD to be heard on 10/30 as well!

On Tuesday, October 30 at 9:00am the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed DUMBO Historic District. One of HDC’s “Neighborhoods at Risk,” we have supported the landmark designation of DUMBO since 1999 when we co-sponsored the inclusion of the area onto the National Register of Historic Places. It’s long past […]

Designation won’t stop Development in DUMBO

in recognition of the Brooklyn Eagle’s admonition that it’s not polite to post the whole story….here’s an excerpt from: Brooklyn Broadside: Landmark Designation Won’t Halt Development in DUMBO by Dennis Holt (Holt@brooklyneagle.net), published online 07-31-2007 By Dennis Holt, Brooklyn Daily Eagle BROOKLYN — Last week, the New York Sun, usually not prone to making glaring […]

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The New York Times is first on the Scene for Reporting illegal DUMBO demolition

July 27, 2007, 10:16 amA Wall Is Torn Down in Dumbo, Prompting City to Halt WorkBy David W. DunlapNever mind the Bugaboo baby strollers and Danish modern furniture. Dumbo can still have the edge of a tough industrial precinct on the Brooklyn waterfront. And that means not everything is done by the book.So City Room […]

A DUMBO HD? – surprise! some landlords are against it

The ‘Burden’ of Making DUMBO a Historic DistrictBY ERIN DURKIN – Special to the SunJuly 26, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/59176 After a several uninterrupted years of stratospheric growth, the city could move toward restricting future development in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO. The Landmarks Preservation Commission this week voted 8-0 to formally consider creating a historic district […]

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