Current Preservation Controversies – Development at St. Luke in the Fields, Gowanus National Register District Challenged

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 Contentious St. Luke in the Fields Proposal Asked to Be Revised – Landmarks Commissioners Concerned about Scale, Materials and Siting The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, which occupies a plot between Hudson, Barrow, Christopher, and Greenwich Streets in the Greenwich Village […]

December 20, 2011

  Item 1 LP – 2202 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building, 360 Third Avenue Avenue, Tax Map Bock 987, Lot 7 HDC is opposed to the significant decrease proposed for the landmarked site of the New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building.  A five-foot “buffer zone” […]

HDC in Time Out New York

Gowanus Bike Tour Article in Time Out New York: http://newyork.timeout.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-new-york/1460073/bicycle-tour-of-gowanus Bicycle Tour of Gowanus Jun 04 11am. location disclosed with reservation (212) 614-9107hdc.org$10; seniors, students and friends of Historical Districts Council $5Bring your own set of wheels for this spin through the industrial neighborhood around the Gowanus Canal, showcasing the current efforts being made to restore […]

Get to know the Brooklyn waterfront

From Dan Wiley, wileydani@gmail.com Here are two upcoming tours, this weekend and next: Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am – 12 noonCruising the Gowanus Canal BCUE tour led by Dan WileyMeet at Fulton Ferry Landing, foot of Old Fulton St, opposite the River Café.(Pre-payment and registration required – call Ruth Edebohls at 718-788-8500 x 208 or […]

Movement on Gowanus Development

Canal condos comingBy Ariella CohenThe Brooklyn PaperIn the tortoise race to transform the gritty neighborhood that surrounds the Gowanus Canal into a residential enclave, it appears one condo developer has finally emerged as a hare. David Kramer of Hudson Companies said this week that he plans to begin building the first new residential development west […]

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Traffic, Downtown Development, On the Waterfront and Some Really Tall Buildings from the Brooklyn Paper

From the Brooklyn Paper The Squared Circle: Planners aim to untangle Grand Army Plaza knotBy Chris CascaranoPark Slope: Grand Army Plaza could be transformed from an intimidating, speeder-friendly highway in the center of Brooklyn to a free-flowing, Euro-style traffic circle, under a revolutionary plan that continues to gain speed of its own. Read more. To […]

Go for a cruise on the Gowanus Canal (no,really)

Sunday, June 24, 9:30 AM – 12 PMBCUE Tour Cruising the Gowanus Canal led by Dan WileyMeet at Fulton Ferry Landing, foot of Old Fulton St, opposite the River Café.Visit www.bcue.org and click Urban Tours section for details on this and others. Pre-reg/paymt required call Ruth Edebohls at 718-788-8500 x 208 or e-mail edebohls@bcue.org Description: […]

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See “Brooklyn Matters” with the Friends & Residents of Greater Gowanus

XØ Projects Inc and Rooftop Films in association with FROGG invite you to a screening of Brooklyn Matters a new documentary film about Atlantic Yards by Isabel Hill No single project will have a more drastic and long-lasting impact on Brooklyn than the proposed Atlantic Yards development. This uncommon proposal, however, is mostly misunderstood. Brooklyn […]

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Birth of a Landmark

From the Brooklyn Rail – a very neat article about both this interesting building and how it (and by extrapolation other buildings) got designated.Birth of the Concrete Jungleby Laura K. Raskin To love New York City is to fall for concrete and steel. Maybe it’s the iconic Brooklyn Bridge that raises the hair on your […]

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Gowanus Tour! In February!!

Gorgeous GowanusDate: Sunday, February 25Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMLocation: Meet downstairs in front of entrance on Smith-9 Streets stationTransit: Subway F/G to Smith-9 StreetsRSVP: Captain Ellie, 718-781-1228For more information: http://www.shorewalkers.org The Shorewalkers invite you to explore the shoreline of the Gowanus Canal, an urban industrial waterway near the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. This narrated tour […]

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