Gone Baby Gone – 211 Pearl Street to be appended to new construction

From the NYT Cityroom Blog November 29, 2007, 1:43 pmA Brick Facade Remains as a Signal for ChangeBy David W. Dunlap And then there was one. Or rather, the brick facade of one.Looking like “Ye Old New-York” set on a Hollywood back lot, 211 Pearl Street is now all that survives of a triptych of […]

First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for the Future?

From the Neighborhood Preservation Center, [email protected] n We hope you can join us Thursday, December 6th for a lecture about the landmarked First Houses presented by real esate attorney Warren Shaw. This event is co-sponsored with The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for […]

Truesdell Duffield Street House Saved from Eminent Domain

Press Conference!Monday December 3, 2007, 12 PM227 Duffield Street (between Fulton & Willoughby Streets in Brooklyn) Contacts: Joy Chatel, (347) 731-5481Ilana Berger, Families United for Racial and Economic and Equality, (347) 645-4255Jennifer Levy, South Brooklyn Legal Services, (917) 543-7201Raul Rothblatt, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, (646) 498-6093 Invited Speakers: Councilmembers Charles Barron, Letitia James, Tony […]

What Doest City Planning Propose?

From our friends over at Queens Crap; plans for the new improved St. Saviour’s property. Spot zone much? BREAKING NEWS: As of 4pm, the Developer has withdrawn the re-zoning application! People are still trying to figure out what this means for the preservation of the church and property – but odds are, it’s better than […]

New Community Group in Brooklyn

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood [email protected] Was contacted a few weeks ago by a Windsor Terrace resident who was interested in setting up an umbrella organization in Windsor Terrace for neighbors to discuss the many community issues (education, traffic safety, development, beautification, etc.) and wanted to know how CCGH and SPSCG got their […]

More and More Questions Raised About Congregation Shearith Israel's Condo Tower Plan

Congratulations, neighbors! The community made a strong showing on Tuesday, November 27, at the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), during the first of what may be several more public hearings concerning Congregation Shearith Israel’s (CSI’s) application to construct a 9-story, 105′-tall community house with 5 floors of luxury condominiums stacked on top. Don’t […]

Remembering Spanish Camp

Community Panel Presentation-Spanish Camp: Place MattersNovember 29, 20077pm at Spiro Hall, Wagner College A panel discussion about preservation and the meaning of “cultural worth” using Spanish Camp as a model. Moderated by Mark Elliott, Ph.D, award winning Author and Professor of History.Featuring Steve Zeitlin, Ph.d folklorist, commentator NPR, and Director of CityloreJim O’Grady, curator, writer/Center […]

The Preservation League of Staten Island Turns 30!

You are cordially invited to the Preservation League of Staten Island’s 30th Anniversary CelebrationHonoring our founding members and past presidents: Barnett Shepard, founding presidentEloise BeilDianna GabayDonna HarrisKathy Kinneythe late Walter KlineRaymond PaviaMitchell GrublerLinda JonesChan Graham Friday, December 7, 20077:30 pm – 10:30 pmThe Staten Island Museum75 Stuyvesant PlaceStaten Island, New York$30 PLSI members$40 non-members Please […]

From the Preservation Archive (project that is): Tales of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

From the Brooklyn Eagle http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=12&id=16944 Review & Comment:Preservation Agonies by Henrik Krogius ([email protected],published online 11-28-2007 In the spring of 1953 alarm swept Brooklyn Heights. The new Promenade, open to the public for a little over two years, was threatened with view-blocking new warehouses across Furman Street that would rise 20 feet higher than the Promenade’s […]

Battery-Maritime Building Gets a Hotel Tiara?

From the New York Times November 25, 2007DispatchesDiscontent on a Tip of the Island at the Center of the WorldBy JAKE MOONEYON a cold morning last week, bundled-up tourists strolled south along the East River from the South Street Seaport, past the pier where they could buy helicopter rides and the ornate Battery Maritime Building, […]