Carroll Gardens

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on June 26, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Designation Hearing  Items 1&2 LP – 2611 & 2612 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 236-238 PRESIDENT […]

HDC@LPC January 7, 2014

Item 18 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130395- Block 520, lot 54- 43 King Street – Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District A rowhouse built c. 1830 and altered c. 1955. Application is to alter the front façade and construct rear yard and rooftop additions. While a simpler entrance, like that proposed here, could be appropriate, it […]

HDC@LPC – July 23, 2013

Designation Items Item 1 LP – 2551 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN STEINWAY & SONS RECEPTION ROOM & HALLWAY, FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR, 109-113 West 57th Street Steinway & Sons moved to their Warren & Wetmore designed headquarters in 1925.  Joining other musical and artistic neighbors such as the American Fine Arts Society Building, the American Piano Company’s […]

HDC@LPC, April 23, 2013

Item 12 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 132604- Block 586, lot 7- 74 Wooster Street – SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District A factory designed by Charles Mattam and built in 1869. Application is to install new storefront infill, remove shutters, enlarge a light well and construct a rooftop addition. While HDC finds the storefront infill […]

HDC@LPC Testimony: June 12, 2012

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 128594- Block 8049, lot 44- 357 Arleigh Road – Douglaston Historic District A vernacular New England Colonial Revival style house built circa 1930. Application is to replace the roof. HDC asks that if real slate is not a practical replacement material here at 357 Arleigh Road, a […]

November 23, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 113445 Brooklyn, Block: 41, Lot: 1 192 Water Street – DUMBO Historic District An American Round Arch style stable building designed by Edward N. Stone and built in 1898. Application is to construct a roof-top addition and alter ground floor openings. HDC Testimony HDC approves of the rooftop addition as it is […]

April 6, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 106293 Queens, Block: 148, Lot: 777 West of 48th Street, East of 47th Street – Sunnyside Gardens Historic District A court, divided into eight rows comprised of 74 houses, covering most of the block bounded by 39th Avenue (north), 48th Street (east), Skillman Avenue (south), and 47th Street (west), designed by Clarence […]

Carroll Gardens Landmarking Information Meeting

It feels unseemly to report on an event which I served on as an invited panelist, but the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association’s Landmarking Forum last night was well-attended (at least 120 + people from where I was sitting). The LPC sent two representatives who patiently and consistently explained how buildings were regulated by the agency, […]

Carroll Gardens Forum on Landmarking & Zoning, November 19th

Thankfully copied from Pardon Me For Asking I’m going to one of the speakers on the panel. CGNA Landmarking ForumBy Glenn KellyThe Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association (CGNA) has requested NYC Planning to change the zoning of Carroll Gardens (CG) to protect the brownstone row houses and control the scale of new development.This request was made […]

Carroll Gardens Residents Want Over Development Stopped NOW

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ‘Stop the Clock’ On Development, Say Carroll Gardens Residentsby Phoebe Neidl (, published online 08-24-2007 Approximately 150 people gathered at a town hall meeting in Carroll Gardens last week to strategize on ways to shape the future of the neighborhood — a concern given some urgency by the 70-foot development […]

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