Learn about Preservation's History at Green-Wood Cemetery

Preserving New York at the historic chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. “‘Tony is something of a conscience for the preservation community,” said Roberta Brandes Gratz, who founded the Eldridge Street Project and sits on the Landmarks Preservation Commission. “He really understands what is right, what is wrong, what is […]

Learn about Preservation's History at Green-Wood Cemetery

Preserving New York at the historic chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. “‘Tony is something of a conscience for the preservation community,” said Roberta Brandes Gratz, who founded the Eldridge Street Project and sits on the Landmarks Preservation Commission. “He really understands what is right, what is wrong, what is […]

Amity Street Development Turned Back By LPC

From The Brooklyn Paper City rejects historic housing planBy Mike McLaughlinThe Brooklyn Paper The city Landmarks Preservation Commission shot down a controversial plan to build a row of new, gated-off townhouses in the Cobble Hill Historic District.The commission disapproved of almost all elements of the plan that called for converting the historic Lamm Institute at […]

BHA's, FFLA's, DNA's & VHNA's Joint Opposition to the Dock Street Project

The Dumbo Neighborhood Association, Fulton Ferry Landing Association, the Brooklyn Heights Association and the Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association (collectively, the “Associations”) have joined together in opposition to the proposed development by Two Trees Management Corp. at the intersection of Water and Dock Streets, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Approximately three years ago, Two Trees Corp […]

DUMBO designated

After 9 long years, the deed is done. See http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/press/12_18_07.pdf for the official word, and then from our friends in the Fourth Estate…. Dumbo Is Now Protected as a Historic DistrictNew York Times, United States – By Sewell ChanLike SoHo and TriBeCa before it, Dumbo has now made its way from neighborhood acronym to historic […]

Admiral's Row Mobile, courtesy of Curbed

Blatantly and completely mirrored from Curbed, because sometimes you can’t improve on brillance:Thursday, December 6, 2007, by Robert[Photo via Brit in Brooklyn] There’s a meeting coming up next week in Brooklyn about the “proposed disposal” of the buildings on the Brooklyn Navy Yard property alternately called Admiral’s Row or Officer’s Row. We know this because […]

Speaking Truth to Power: Duffield Street Home Spared from Eminent Domain

Last week, it was announced that 227 Duffield Street, which was slated to be demolished as part of the Downtown Brooklyn Redevelopment Plan, will be spared. Read all about it. Duffield Street Saved!Brooklyn Downtown STAR City woman leads charge against eminent domainamNewYork Real Estate Round-Up Sympathetic Judge Helps Save Alleged …Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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 […]

New Community Group in Brooklyn

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts.aaron@ccgreenwoodhts.com 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 […]