And now, on the Williamsburg Waterfront

We didn’t mean to neglect the Domino landmark battle, it’s been a busy few days.

History and Homes May Mix at the Brooklyn Waterfront
New York Times – June 27, 2007
Hulking and dormant on the North Brooklyn waterfront, its floors still sticky from a century’s toil, the former Domino Sugar refinery was the focus of a hearing yesterday to let residents sound off on whether to give it landmark status and allow a developer to transform it into part of an apartment complex.
But the residents and the developer seemed to be in agreement on many points at the hearing, held before the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. The project, named by its planners “The New Domino,” would retain the plant’s exterior while gutting its interior, a partner in the development, Michael D. Lappin, with the Community Preservation Corporation, said.

Domino refinery sign may be at risk
amNewYork, New York – Jun 26, 2007
By Magdalene Perez
When many New Yorkers think of the Domino sugar refinery on Brooklyn’s waterfront, the factory’s iconic 1960s-era neon sign comes to mind.But when the Landmarks Preservation Commission convened a public hearing Tuesday on landmarking the 11.5-acre industrial site, the sign itself was not on the agenda. Currently, the commission is considering just one building, saving the brick facade that houses most of the factory’s old machinery.

Landmarks Commission To Vote On Domino Sugar Factory’s Fate
NY1, NY – Jun 26, 2007
The Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing Tuesday to discuss whether or not to designate the refinery building at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Plant a landmark. Community activists and the building’s owner – the Community Preservation Corporation – want to landmark the refinery building on the site. Activists, however, want to landmark the entire 11.5 acre site.

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