Waterfront Development

Domino: Old and New – a talk by the Skyscraper Museum

Domino: Old and New A program on reinventing Williamsburg’s historic industrial waterfront At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Battery Park City Monday, June 20 from 6-7:30PM In the ongoing reinvention of Williamsburg’s richly historic industrial waterfront into a burgeoning residential neighborhood, the massive Domino Sugar complex remains the greatest challenge and opportunity. […]

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 […]

Battery-Maritime Building Gets a Hotel Tiara?

From the New York Times November 25, 2007DispatchesDiscontent on a Tip of the Island at the Center of the WorldBy JAKE MOONEYON a cold morning last week, bundled-up tourists strolled south along the East River from the South Street Seaport, past the pier where they could buy helicopter rides and the ornate Battery Maritime Building, […]

Admiral’s Row Public Meeting: December 11th

More on the Row soon….This ‘Admiral’ is demotedBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper This may be your last chance to save the Admirals Row. On Dec. 11, the National Guard, which still controls the 10 150-year-old mansions in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will hold its first public hearing about the fate of the buildings, the embodiment […]

Greenpoint Industrial Complex become NYC’s 89th Historic District

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Dateline : Thursday, November 08, 2007Designation Sharpens Greenpoint’s History At least this part of Greenpoint rich industrial past won’t be erased.The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted last week to landmark the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory. Located on Greenpoint Avenue and West and Kent streets, the factory complex consists of nine […]

City of Water Documentary Shown Tonight

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society of New York are proud to announce the Fall screening series of our new documentary film about the future of New York’s waterfront, City of Water, continues at venues throughout the city through November. Screenings are free and open to the public, and a full list […]

LPC Designates Domino Sugar Factory

From Brownstoner (check it out for the action photos alone) http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/09/lpc_domino_vote.php “Just moments ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to designate the Domino Sugar refinery building as a New York City Landmark, ending once and for all months of speculation about the historic manufacturing building’s fate. Although the site’s owner had in recent months […]

Austin Nichols Rising?

photo from the Gowanus Lounge. The Gowanus Lounge: Work Underway at 184 Kent This might be one of those pulling “victory from the jaws of defeat” stories. The new owners are interested in getting historic restoration tax credits and are working with the State Historic Preservation Office on this project. The devil is in the […]

Sugar and the Brooklyn Waterfront

From the New York Sun The Waterfront That Sugar BuiltAbroad in New YorkBY FRANCIS MORRONEAugust 16, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/60690 The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently named Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront as one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America — a fact I noted in this column a few weeks ago. The postwar decline […]

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