An Endangered Buildings Act?

From the Brooklyn Eagle (which has a very strict policy about cross-posting so I’ll excerpt): Brooklyn Broadside: Landmarks Needs Special Unit To Deal With Industrial Sites by Dennis Holt (Holt@brooklyneagle.net), published online 06-19-2007 BROOKLYN — There is an Endangered Species Act which, fortunately, has the force of law. There is also an Endangered Places declaration […]

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 […]

Domino: Concert Draws 850+

From The Gowanus Louge: http://gowanuslounge.blogspot.com/ The Don’t Demo Domino Concert in Grand Ferry Park in Williamsburg sponsored by the Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint and Williamsburg drew hundreds of people yesterday, despite on-and-off rain that increased as the afternoon went on. Hundreds of signatures were collected on petitions calling for the landmarking of the buildings […]

A Peek At Some Ideas for Governors Island

From New York Magazine Fantasy Island: Five teams compete to make Governors Island an urban paradise. Only one will survive.By Alexandra Lange SEE ALSO:■The Grid■ The Necklace■ The Path■ The Shell■ The Nest Tooling around the outer edge of Governors Island on a glorious spring day, it hardly seems like it would be difficult to […]

Friendraiser Concert in Williamsburg

BENEFIT FRIENDRAISER CONCERT DON’T DEMO DOMINOJUNE 3, 20072 pm to 8 pmGrand Ferry Park, Williamsburg Contact: Mikki Halpin917 860 7382mikki@stim.comactlocal15@gmail.com Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Community leaders and local rock bands will gather on the Williamsburg waterfront on June 3, 2007, to participate in a benefit “friendraiser” concert to save the historic Domino’s Sugar Factory from demolition. Concert […]

Domino Calendered

From the NYT Empire Zone Blog May 22, 2007Brooklyn’s Sweetest Landmark?By Sewell Chan The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted today to schedule a hearing on whether to designate the former Domino sugar processing plant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as a landmark. The decision today, which was made in a unanimous vote, is the first of three […]

Eulogy for the Purchase Building

From the New York Times May 20, 2007Streetscapes Old Fulton Street, BrooklynFrom Ghost Town to Park GatewayBy CHRISTOPHER GRAY At the foot of the street, a boisterously ornate ferry terminal went up in 1865, but the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 drew away much of the traffic. Merchants gradually left, and in 1891 […]

Domino Sugar To Be Considered By LPC

So it will be protected at least in part…. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to blah, blah, blah on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at 9:30 A.M. in the morning of that day, a public hearing will be held in the Conference Room at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, Borough of Manhattan with respect to […]

DUMBO Designation Efforts Continue to Gain Traction

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle At DUMBO Meeting, Encouraging Signs of Historic Designation by Dennis Holt, edit@brooklyneagle.net, 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 […]