Lingering Pain

LPC Reacts Favorably to Proposal for New Pier 17 Building

  Although a formal vote was not taken, the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed yesterday to permit the demolition of the 1985 Pier 17 Building and allow its replacement with a glassy new building by ShoP Architects. HDC opposed the proposal, stating that the building’s noted architect, Benjamin Thompson, made specific references to the South Street […]

Parks Department Rationale for Its Demolition of Historic District in Staten Island

Behold the glory of the Parks Department’s plans to DEMOLISH a National Register-eligible Historic District on Staten Island, a borough not exactly rife with protected landmarks. There’s no way to pretty this up – the Parks Department is planning on demolishing 43 out of 50 historic structures in order to build a park that no […]

Parks Meeting with Community Board on Cedar Grove Beach Club

11/17/11 7:00PM Staten Island Community Board 2 Sea View Hospital Lou Caravone Community Service Building, 460 Brielle Avenue, Parks will use CB#2 to follow up on their last Public Hearing on the Rehabilitation of Cedar Grove Beach. From Eleanor Dugan, former tenant at Cedar Grove (and HDC Grassroots Award winner): “There is of course NO […]

Parks Leases Beach to HBO instead of creating a new park

Contact: David Young                                                                 Cell: 516-521-2331 Email:                                                                                  June 22, 2011 NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT SCAMS STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS Parks Officials Lie To The Public About True Plans For Cedar Grove Beach and Violate NYS Freedom of Information Law Once again the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has misled the public and elected officials about one […]

Rally to Save the Bowery: May 25 @ 6pm

Feds Mandate Environmental Review of Admiral’s Row

Navy Yard supermarket on hold as feds consider ‘Row’By Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper A plan to tear down 10 historic houses at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and replace them with a supermarket has been delayed indefinitely thanks to a decision by federal officials to review whether the dilapidated 150-year-old mansions can be saved. “There is […]

CB7 Votes No to All Seven Congregation Shearith Israel Zoning Variances

From Landmark West! Life is short. Tuesday night’s Community Board 7 (CB7) full board meeting was not (we’re still recovering!). So, long story short, the full board voted to disapprove all 7 zoning variances sought by Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI) to build its proposed, 9-story, 105′-tall community house stacked with luxury condos on the brownstone […]

Admiral’s Row Mobile, courtesy of Curbed

Blatantly and completely mirrored from Curbed, because sometimes you can’t improve on brillance:Thursday, December 6, 2007, by Robert[Photo via Brit in Brooklyn] There’s a meeting coming up next week in Brooklyn about the “proposed disposal” of the buildings on the Brooklyn Navy Yard property alternately called Admiral’s Row or Officer’s Row. We know this because […]

Speaking Truth to Power: Duffield Street Home Spared from Eminent Domain

Last week, it was announced that 227 Duffield Street, which was slated to be demolished as part of the Downtown Brooklyn Redevelopment Plan, will be spared. Read all about it. Duffield Street Saved!Brooklyn Downtown STAR City woman leads charge against eminent domainamNewYork Real Estate Round-Up Sympathetic Judge Helps Save Alleged …Brooklyn Daily Eagle

St. Savior’s Still Zoned Manufacturing – Not My Fault Says Owner

As reported by our friends over at Queens Crap: From the Daily News ( The owner of a historic church site in Maspeth has abruptly scrapped a controversial plan to build housing there – a surprise move that ironically increases the likelihood the church will be demolished. Maspeth Development LLC’s proposal to construct 27 […]

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