Online Resources about Dutch Houses of Brooklyn

People who have been keeping track of this sort of things know that there are approximately 14 Dutch (or English-Dutch) farmhouses still existing in Brooklyn (depending on how you count), and not all of them landmarked. John Antonides talks about his experience in restoring one of them (the Hubbard House in Gravesend) at http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/bloggers/2007/07/18/this-old-house/ There’s […]

Funding for Older Buildings (not only landmarks)

From Karen Ansis, Fund Manager, New York Landmarks Conservancy karenansis@nylandmarks.org As you may know, the New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and reusing architecturally and historically important buildings in New York City. Its goals are accomplished in large part by providing financial and project management assistance to all owners […]

House Almost Demolished By Neglect – Restored!

This old house: Restored!By Christie RizkThe Brooklyn Paper The Brooklyn Paper / Julie RosenbergThe once-decrepit house at 135 Joralemon St., a neighborhood eyesore even before a 2004 fire (top), has been lovingly restored and is on the market (bottom). This Brooklyn Heights house — long abandoned and then horribly damaged in a 2004 fire — […]

NYC home to nation's only high school arts preservation program

From Newsday NYC home to nation’s only high school arts preservation programBy EMILY ZEUGNERAssociated Press Writer April 8, 2007, 12:21 PM EDT NEW YORK — When Cleaster Graves noticed some crumbling mortar around the foundation of her family’s aging Brooklyn brownstone, she turned to an unusual expert for help: her 17-year-old daughter, Corrie Thomas. “She […]

Bartow-Pell’s Preservation of its Orangerie Doors

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum895 Shore Road; Pelham Bay Park; Bronx, NY 10464Phone: 718-885-1461Website: www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org The history of the site dates to 1654 when Englishman Thomas Pell purchased from the Siwanoy Indians 9,000 acres of what is now the Bronx and Lower Westchester. The Bartow-Pell home was built by Pell descendent, Robert Bartow, between 1836 and 1842. […]

Funding Opportunities for Preservation Projects

From Karen Ansis, Fund Manager, New York Landmarks Conservancykarenansis@nylandmarks.orgOne Whitehall Street, 21st FloorNew York, New York 10004Telephone: 212-995-5260Fax: 212-995-5268 As you may know, the New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and reusing architecturally and historically important buildings in New York City. Its goals are accomplished in large part by […]

Lessons from Myrtle Avenue: What Not to Do

Check out this interesting posting (and illustrative image) in Myrtle Minutes (the blog of the MARP; the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project) http://www.myrtleavenue.org/blog/index.cfm/2007/2/5/What-NOT-To-DO-Remove-Historic-Detail