Williamsburg

E-BULLETIN- Landmarks Lion 2013 Honoring Hugh & Tiziana Hardy

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL August 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 Landmarks Lion 2013-Hugh & Tiziana Hardy Save the date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2013  Landmarks Lion Award Ceremony & Dinner Honoring Hugh & Tiziana Hardy. The evening will take place at 6:30 pm in a private space at the iconic Empire State Building with [...]

E-BULLETIN- Tours Galore!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 5    Madison Square North Preservation Walk & Talk Friday, August 9, 2013 Tour 5 p.m. Refreshments 6 p.m.   Join HDC on a FREE tour of the Madison Square North Historic District. It’s hot out and we need things to keep us happy (or we might [...]

E-BULLETIN – In 1988, Steven Spinola President of REBNY said the same thing he said last week; and we’re the ones against change?

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 4     REBNY’s 50-Year War on Landmarks You may have noticed that the Real Estate Board of New York have been making some noise lately about how much of Lower Manhattan has landmark protection. This is really no surprise to anyone who has [...]

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The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg- August 15, 2013

The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:00pm (tour will take approximately 2 hours)   Click here to view pictures from the July 11th tour!      HDC held a complementary tour on July 11th  as a follow-up to HDC’s screening of The Domino Effect. It was so well received  that we [...]

Cutting Off The Finger?

From Philip DePaolo, pdepaolo@nyc.rr.com Board of Standards and Appeals public hearing on 144 N. Eighth St. (a.k.a. the “Finger Building”). BSA offices (40 Rector St., between Washington Street and the West Side Highway, in Manhattan, sixth floor), Oct. 16, 10 am. Call (212) 788-8547 for information. In 2004, Mendel Brach and a partner, paid $7 [...]

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 [...]

Push for Historic District in Williamsburg

From Brownstoner http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/09/push_to_make_fi.php This afternoon the Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint & Williamsburg will submit a historic district nomination to the LPC for Fillmore Place. A couple of real estate developers built up the Williamsburg side street (bounded by Metropolitan, Grand, Driggs and Roebling) in the 1850s according to a master plan, and it contains [...]

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 [...]

Fighting for Domino with Lights & Ideas

Domino fight lights up hoodBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper A neighborhood activist who would like to derail plans for a $1.3-billion high-rise development at the old Domino Sugar site has erected a seven-story, red LED sign that screams, “SAVE DOMINO’.” The sign, an apparent riff on the iconic yellow “Domino Sugar” sign on the Williamsburg [...]

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