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 […]

One Paper, 3 articles on Landmarks

City taps Sunnyside GardensNew York Daily NewsBY DONALD BERTRAND The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously last week to designate the 16-block, 54-acre Sunnyside Gardens as a historic district. Housing vs. preservation for Domino Sugar plantNew York Daily NewsBY RACHEL MONAHAN A huge red sign on the Williamsburg waterfront reads “SAVE DOMINO” – and symbolizes […]

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 […]

Upcoming Designations at LPC

In case you missed it, at the LPC’s public hearing/meeting on Tuesday, June 26;there’s a vote scheduled for the Sunnyside Historic District at 9:30am, followed by a vote on the Crotona PlayCenter & Interior. Then there’s a public hearing on Domino Sugar where testimony will be taken. See for details.

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: 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 […]

Friendraiser Concert in Williamsburg

BENEFIT FRIENDRAISER CONCERT DON’T DEMO DOMINOJUNE 3, 20072 pm to 8 pmGrand Ferry Park, Williamsburg Contact: Mikki Halpin917 860 [email protected] 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 […]