Sugar and the Brooklyn Waterfront

From the New York Sun The Waterfront That Sugar BuiltAbroad in New YorkBY FRANCIS MORRONEAugust 16, 2007URL: The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently named Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront as one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America — a fact I noted in this column a few weeks ago. The postwar decline […]

Coney Island: Thor Threatens to Flatten Museum

Zigun: Zip for SittBy Ariella CohenThe Brooklyn Paper Coney Island developer Joe Sitt is being accused of backing out of a deal to save a historic Coney Island building, and has enraged a key supporter of his planned $1.5-billion, 10-acre beachfront makeover in the process. Dick Zigun, a board member of the city’s Coney Island […]

Fighting for Domino with Lights & Ideas

Domino fight lights up hoodBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper A neighborhood activist who would like to derail plans for a $1.3-billion high-rise development at the old Domino Sugar site has erected a seven-story, red LED sign that screams, “SAVE DOMINO’.” The sign, an apparent riff on the iconic yellow “Domino Sugar” sign on the Williamsburg […]

A DUMBO HD? – surprise! some landlords are against it

The ‘Burden’ of Making DUMBO a Historic DistrictBY ERIN DURKIN – Special to the SunJuly 26, 2007URL: After a several uninterrupted years of stratospheric growth, the city could move toward restricting future development in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO. The Landmarks Preservation Commission this week voted 8-0 to formally consider creating a historic district […]

Gentrification and Rezoning in Greenpoint & Williamsburg

From The New York Community Council217 N 7th StreetBrooklyn NY 11211(347)-200-2353 For More Information: Philip DePaolo, President [email protected] You are about to read a report that was done by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy At Rutgers University. The Report was conducted at the request of The New York Community Council. The report […]

Domino Sign to be saved?

From the Brooklyn Paper Domino’ falls?By Rachel Corbett The tilted yellow “Domino Sugar” sign on the old Williamsburg waterfront refinery could still be salvaged even though the building to which it’s attached will likely be knocked down during the site’s impending 11-acre redevelopment. “We are looking at several different ways to save the sign,” said […]

New Domino Plans Revealed

From Curbed Just when you think it’s safe to drift into the July 4th holiday, comes this: the first renderings of what the developers want to build on the site of the Domino Sugar Plant on the Williamsburg waterfront. In three letters, OMG. The images come our way via the draft scope document that’s […]

And now, on the Williamsburg Waterfront

We didn’t mean to neglect the Domino landmark battle, it’s been a busy few days. History and Homes May Mix at the Brooklyn WaterfrontNew York Times – June 27, 2007By MICHAEL WILSONHulking and dormant on the North Brooklyn waterfront, its floors still sticky from a century’s toil, the former Domino Sugar refinery was the focus […]

Once again, preservation is accused of standing in the way of housing

Once again, preservation is being forced into an antagonistic role with housing. This false dichotomy only harms both movements and polarizes civic-minded people who should be working together to enrich our city. Housing battle over Domino’s preservation by michael rundle / metro new york WILLIAMSBURG. Efforts to preserve historic buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront, such […]