Elegant rowhouses, Victorian-era mansions and pre-war apartment buildings combine with parks, vibrant commercial streets and impressive institutional buildings to make Bay Ridge a quintessential New York City neighborhood. For more than 30 years, the Bay Ridge Conservancy has been working to preserve and enhance the built environment of this architecturally and ethnically diverse area.
‘Green Church’ sent back to drawing board By Ben Muessig The Brooklyn Paper The city shot down preliminary plans for a residential building at the site of Fourth Avenue’s soon-to-be-demolished “Green Church” — but the rejection didn’t deter church officials and builders from their controversial plan to level the 109-year-old house of worship to construct [...]
Memories of the Green Church – Activists record recollections 07/08/2007By Helen Klein Even as the struggle continues to preserve Bay Ridge’s beloved Green Church, a group of committed activists is reaching out into the community asking area residents for memories of the building, which many consider to be one of the premier landmarks of the [...]
United Methodist Church Fight ContinuesFrom the Brooklyn Daily EagleHundreds of letters and signatures have been sent to the LPC requesting that the Church be landmarked. Still, the economics of the situation look dire.
CONTACT:Kathleen Walker917-971-8387SaveTheGreenChurch@Yahoo.com Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, April 17, 2007. – The Committee to Save the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church was established this week by concerned residents determined to keep this local landmark from being demolished. Meetings in recent weeks, between community and church leaders, reached a stalemate with the congregation indicating its intention [...]
From The Brooklyn Paper Wild meeting over the Green ChurchBy Matthew Lysiak Everyone in Bay Ridge believes the Green Church should be saved — everyone except the parishioners at this century-old house of worship, that is. Church officials and preservationists squared off with parishioners on Monday night at an “emergency meeting” over the fate of [...]
We attended a presentation to the residents by the State Historic Preservation Office earler this week. It was great to see their level of enthusiasm over preserving their homes. From Courier-Life 02/15/2007Historic status for OvingtonBy Helen Klein An elegant block of Bay Ridge brownstones is on its way to receiving well-deserved recognition. In April, the [...]