St. Savior's Still Zoned Manufacturing – Not My Fault Says Owner

As reported by our friends over at Queens Crap: From the Daily News ( The owner of a historic church site in Maspeth has abruptly scrapped a controversial plan to build housing there – a surprise move that ironically increases the likelihood the church will be demolished. Maspeth Development LLC’s proposal to construct 27 […]

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 […]

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 BREAKING NEWS: As of 4pm, the Developer has withdrawn the re-zoning application!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 […]

Congregation Shearith Israel is Back!

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Please don’t miss this opportunity to join your neighbors in holding the line against out-of-scale development in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Showing up is just as important as speaking up, so please make every effort to attend CB7’S meeting on Monday! Round 2 for Congregation Shearith Israel Tower Plan […]

Admiral's Row Public Meeting: December 11th

More on the Row soon….This ‘Admiral’ is demotedBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper This may be your last chance to save the Admirals Row. On Dec. 11, the National Guard, which still controls the 10 150-year-old mansions in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will hold its first public hearing about the fate of the buildings, the embodiment […]

Hope for Duffield Street Houses?

This just in from Curbed, “It looks like the city is going to build a museum in downtown Brooklyn to commemorate the Underground Railroad movement and the buildings it is going to tear down to build a build an underground garage and a park on Duffield Street. Yesterday, the city asked for RFPs for a […]

Gallagher Lobbying to Develop St. Saviour's Site

From the Daily News Dennis Gallagher has let down community, activists claim BY JOHN LAUINGER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERTuesday, November 13th 2007, 4:00 AM Councilman Dennis Gallagher has been keeping a low public profile since his indictment on rape charges this summer – even as torrential rains swamped his district in August. Oddly enough, some […]

Greenwood Heights Construction Update

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood [email protected] 614 7th Ave (aka the Minerva Building): full rescind of the BSA stopping SWO from Nov. 2005. While we’ll be glad to see the garbage and mosquito pit go in lieu of new housing, we are wary of our friends on the corner. After filing the original […]

And down it goes….213 Pearl Street being demolished site provides an opportunity for readers to comment. November 7, 2007, 4:53 pm1830s Warehouse in Lower Manhattan Is DemolishedBy David W. Dunlap History is disappearing by the inch today on Pearl Street.A five-story, 176-year-old warehouse between John and Platt Streets that survived the great fire of 1835 — and every other calamity to befall […]