New York Times Gets Word from Washington Group – Brooklyn's History Is Endangered

June 14, 2007Brooklyn Waterfront Called Endangered Site By ROBIN POGREBIN Correction Appended The mighty Monitor, the ironclad Civil War ship, was built on Greenpoint’s gritty waterfront. The Graving Dock at the Todd Shipyards in Red Hook was the terminal for ships traveling from the Erie Canal. The Old Dutch Mustard Company in Williamsburg churned out […]

DUMBO Designation Efforts Continue to Gain Traction

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle At DUMBO Meeting, Encouraging Signs of Historic Designation by Dennis Holt, [email protected], published online 05-17-2007 The issue of historic designation for DUMBO has been almost an obsession with the DUMBO leadership since its neighborhood association was created 10 years ago.With a strong whiff of success finally in the air, City […]

DUMBO BID contemplates Public Square for neighborhood

From Courier-Life 03/10/2007DUMBO BID pushes new pedestrian mallBy Stephen Witt One of Brooklyn’s most upscale areas is also a divided neighborhood. Now, however, the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to link the east and west sides of the neighborhood. Under the plan, the archway of the Manhattan Bridge at Water Street between Adams […]

Push for DUMBO Historic Distruct

From Courier-Life Preservationists seek DUMBO historic district By Stephen Witt 02/09/2007 Count DUMBO as the latest battleground between preservationists and developers. On the one side are developers who buy properties with plans on converting them to make money. On the other side is the DUMBO Neighborhood Association (DNA), which has been trying for several years […]

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 […]