Regarding the Landmark Designation of the Wallabout Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the proposed Wallabout Historic District October 26, 2010 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. As part of our efforts to better grapple with the dozens of communities citywide desirous of historic district status, for the past […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Wallabout Rezoning Stymies Tower Development

Wallabout is high over low-rise rezone victory BY RACHEL MONAHANDAILY NEWS WRITERFriday, July 27th 2007, 4:00 AM The City Council has dealt a blow to high-rise towers threatening brownstone blocks in north Brooklyn. Wallabout residents, in particular, were jubilant that the Council approved new zoning that will preserve low-rise blocks there and in Fort Greene […]

Admiral’s Row – one more time

A local preservationist is lobbying to give a full pardon for the Admirals’ Row site. But local officials continue to say that the 10 mansions along Flushing Avenue built between 1858 and 1901, which once housed naval officers and their families, needs to be razed for a supermarket. Scott Witter, curator of Brooklyn’s Other Museum […]

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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