NEWS: St. Brigid's Gets Reprieve

From the New York Post: ST. BRIGID DODGES DEMOLITIONBy DAREH GREGORIAN August 25, 2006 — One of the city’s oldest Roman Catholic churches got a reprieve from the wrecking ball yesterday, but time may be running out for the 157-year-old Church of St. Brigid. After a packed hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court, Justice Barbara Kapnick […]

NEWS: Midwood Park/Fiske Terrace to be considered by LPC

From Flatbush Life: for more info, see 08/24/2006Landmark Status For Stately Nabe?By Helen Klein With their tree-shaded streets, graceful homes and quiet demeanor, the neighborhoods of Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park have long been gracious residential enclaves. Besides the obvious attractions offered by these cul-de-sac communities, which sit at the southern end of […]

NEWS: Dakota Stables to be demolished

From Preservation Online, the online magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation NYC Developer Plans to Raze 19th-Century StablesStory by Margaret Foster / Aug. 23, 2006 On the part of New York City’s Amsterdam Avenue that is known as “stable row,” one of the largest former horse-and-carriage garages could be torn down for […]

NEWS: About the East Village Rezoning Proposal

From the Villager (where else?): Talking point: Third Ave. freeze out; Dorm zone must be downzoned By Andrew Berman On July 10, the city released a highly anticipated draft plan for rezoning the East Village and Lower East Side. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and many other community groups had been working […]

NEWS: Queens Landmark being restored!

From the Queens Chronicle: Courthouse Undergoes Restoration by Liz Skalka , Chronicle Correspondent A timeless Queens landmark is getting a $4.4 million facelift.The Long Island City Courthouse at Thomson Avenue and Court Square was completed in 1876 and today houses the Queens branch of the New York State Supreme Court. The 59,300 square foot, four […]

EVENT: Tour an abandoned cemetery in Staten Island – AT DUSK!

FRIENDS OF ABANDONED CEMETERIES, STATEN ISLAND FOR A FALL TOUR OF AN ABANDONED CEMETERY!SATURDAY, October 28, 2006 (Before ALL HALLOWS EVE.)The first tour will begin at 1 p.m., children are welcome. The second tour will begin at 4 p.m. DUSK! Children under 13 will not be permitted. Where: Staten Island Cemetery, located on Richmond Terrace […]

ALERT: Official Public Hearing on Atlantic Yards, Wed August 23rd

From the Fort Greene Association: Well, Fort Greene, we can’t duck this one. History is knocking at our door!The Brooklyn Atlantic Yards Proposal is one of the largest developments ever proposed for New York City, the largest ever for Brooklyn, and it is located at our doorstep in Fort Greene. We have a responsibility to […]

NEWS: Tattoos are not the only way to preserve Coney Island

From Courier-Life Publications: A Coney Island Without Nathan’s? Not If They Can Help It By Joe Maniscalco This week Coney Island USA’s Artistic Director Dick Zigun announced that he will have a version of the Nathan’s Famous Hotdog sign tattooed on his leg as part of TLC’s “Miami Ink” cable TV show. But could […]

ALERT: New Program in Historic Preservation

New Tuition-Free Historic Preservation Program Mechanics’ Institute is now accepting applications for its new certificate program in Historic Preservation. The two-year program is open to men and women currently working in historic preservation or a related field. Instruction focuses on architectural history, preservation history and policy, methods and techniques of historic preservation and case studies […]