Fort Greene

Cultural Medallion July 17th – Richard Wright & Odetta

Today’s event was truly inspirational as we honored two notable leaders, activists and individuals.  A large crowd surrounded the home of Richard Wright in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and then again at the home of Odetta in East Harlem to honor the lives and spirits of these creative and empowering people.

Odetta

Cultural Medallions Celebrate the Lives of Two African-American Pioneers of Literature and Music

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 the Historic Districts Council and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center will unveil new cultural medallions to two pioneers in the fields of literature and music. First at 11:00am, in collaboration with the Fort Greene Association, author Richard Wright will be celebrated with a medallion unveiling at 175 Carlton Avenue in [...]

Brownstoner Puts Together the Pieces

From Brownstoner: http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/09/fort_greene_cli.php A mash-up of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill District Expansion proposals. Include the Wallabout proposal (http://www.myrtleavenue.org/WallaboutCulturalResourceSurvey.pdf) and you’ve got a lot of this section of northern Brooklyn which is surveyed but still unprotected. The three proposals have a lot in common – in a good way. All three of these surveys [...]

Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Downzoned but Some Projects Slip Through

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Downzoned, But Still on the UpriseDateline : Thursday, August 02, 2007By Shane Miller The city may have voted to downzone portions of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill last week to preserve its low-rise character, but that doesn’t mean that some major high-rise development won’t be going ahead as planned. Last [...]

City Planning Passes Jamaica & Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Rezoning

City Advances Widescale RezoningBY Special to the SunJuly 12, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/58299 The City Planning Commission passed two sweeping rezoning plans yesterday in an effort to curb out of scale development on residential streets of three neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. Plans for the a 368-block section of Jamaica, Queens and a 99-block section of Brooklyn’s [...]

Happenings in Clinton Hill

Society for Clinton Hill May General MeetingWednesday, May 16, 2007, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., (refreshments at 7:00, meeting 7:30)St. Luke’s Church, Parish House, Washington Ave. (DeKalb/Willoughby) AGENDA7:30 House Tour Report – Jim Barnes & Linda Scher. (A great success that broke all previous records!)7:35 Clinton Irving Jones: Brooklyn in 1900, by David Sokosh, Photographer Jones [...]

Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Band Together for Preservation Push

From The Brooklyn Paper A ‘historic’ effortBy Dana Rubinstein Fort Greene and Clinton Hill activists are pulling out all the stops to protect the “character” of their rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. On top of a highly anticipated downzoning — now in its final stages of approval — the Fort Greene Association and the Society for Clinton [...]

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Rezoning Details Discussed

From Brownstoner: http://brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/03/clinton_hillfor.php#trackbackPosted by Brownstoner at March 20, 2007 8:57 AM City Planning chief Amanda Burden showed up at Polytechnic University last Wednesday night introduce some long-awaited details about the re-zoning of Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. Similar in concept to what happened in Park Slope, the plan is to down-zone the interior blocks while [...]

Lessons from Myrtle Avenue: What Not to Do

Check out this interesting posting (and illustrative image) in Myrtle Minutes (the blog of the MARP; the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project) http://www.myrtleavenue.org/blog/index.cfm/2007/2/5/What-NOT-To-DO-Remove-Historic-Detail

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