Upcoming Actions At LPC

This just in; the LPC will be considering these items on Tuesday, February 13th: Item Proposed for Designation Item No. 1 LP-2172Borough of QueensSOHMER PIANO COMPANY (FACTORY), 31-01 Vernon Boulevard (aka 11-02 to 11-16 31st Avenue), Queens.Landmark Site: Borough of Queens Tax Map Block 503, Lot 5 HDC strongly supported this designation; at the time […]

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 […]

The Future of Flatbush – Candidate Forum Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, the Historic Districts Council and the Coalition of Concerned Preservation Voters in the 40th District are sponsoring a public forum with candidates for the City Council’s 40th District special election. As the District includes several historic districts in Flatbush, candidates will discuss important preservation and development concerns including questions of landmark […]

Let's Rip It Down First, then plan it – Coney Island Redevelopment

From Courier-Life 02/01/2007Amusement demolition part of ‘growing pains’ – While buildings are being torn down, post-construction jobs are being createdBy Stephen Witt Fencing debris lays torn down as Thor Equities tore down part of the amusement area last week to make way for the redevelopment of Coney Island.Such mainstay Coney Island amusements as the go-cart […]

Purchase Building Still Being Used, Still Planned on being Demolished

Don’t get me started about the City’s completely immoral destruction of the landmark Purchase Building for….who knows? a parking lot? An ice rink? The plans aren’t clear except that the building – despite its landmark status – isn’t there. From Courier-Life 02/01/2007Bklyn park shadowed by 9/11 – Former OEM site still part of search for […]

Lundy's, Sheepshead Bay landmark, shuts doors

From Courier-Life 02/01/2007Famed borough restaurant shuts its doors – Facing bankruptcy, owners claim that ‘host of problems’ led to the restaurant’s downfallBy Thomas Tracy After officially shutting its doors three weeks ago without warning, FWIL Lundy Bros.’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy status has been converted to Chapter 7, members of the Player’s Club, the current owners, […]

Fulton Street in Brooklyn to be plowed under

From Crain’s: Albee Square Mall headed for demolition By: Erik EngquistPublished: February 6, 2007 – 5:28 pm The Gallery at Fulton Street, usually called the Albee Square Mall, has been sold for approximately $125 million and appears headed for the wrecking ball. Sources say Thor Equities reached an agreement yesterday to sell its lease, which […]

NEWS: Wallabout preservation updates

from Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership/ Mrtyle Avenue Revitalization Project www.myrtleavenue.org As some of you may know, the Historic Wallabout Association made a presentation laying out our goals of creating a Wallabout historic district at the June 21st Land Use Committee meeting of Community Board 2. It was a wonderful success! Tim Shaw, MARP’s intern, created […]