Deserving but not Designated: Brooklyn

Deserved but not Designated are neighborhoods in New York City which have submitted comprehensive Requests For Evaluation (RFEs) and/or have had public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, yet remain unprotected by landmark designation.

These landmark-worthy places possess the same qualities as landmark districts, such as architectural integrity, historic significance and distinct neighborhood character.

HDC’s goal is to raise awareness about these deserving neighborhoods and ultimately gain official NYC landmark designation for them.

The first step in the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation process is the formal Request For Evaluation. The RFE form is available on the Landmark Commission’s website (here) and only asks for basic information. Once an RFE has been submitted, a formal conversation with the LPC can begin. However, experienced advocates often supplement the brief form with supporting materials. These often substantial presentations are usually the product of countless hours of volunteer activity by neighborhood activists spent researching, writing, photographing and fundraising to better represent their case for preservation to the city.

74 Halsey Street






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 Crown Heights North– Phase III Designated!!!





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 Park Slope 






Sunset Park 





Beverley Sq E. -217 E. 19th

 Victorian Flatbush





3 Responses to “Deserving but not Designated: Brooklyn”
  1. Marialena Giampino says:

    Can you include a Deserved but not Designated section for Queens. With 2 recent historic districts just designated this year in Queens, which are in Ridgewood and Douglaston it might create more of a momentum and awareness. Many neighborhoods in Queens could use help. Broadway-Flushing and parts of North Flushing and Murray Hill could easily have historic districts created. North Flushing has tried to get landmark designation but didn’t have success in the past but is recognized under the national historic register. But because of housing prices sky rocketing a lot of these homes are being demolished for bigger plain boxes for more profit. Many of our neighborhoods are slowly being stripped of its character and history and we need help!

    • Historic Districts Council says:

      Hello thank you supporting Queens. We will be creating a Deserving but not Designated for Queens we were very happy with the recent designations and would love to see more.

  2. Marialena Giampino says:

    Also I left out North Richmond HIll and parts of Woodhaven in Queens!

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