[email protected] Testimony for January 11th, 2022

Item 1 403 Pacific Street – Boerum Hill Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, LPC-22-04819 A modified Italianate style rowhouse designed by John Doherty & Michael Murray and built in 1850-1855. Application is to construct a rear yard addition and alter the rear façade. Architect: Sarah Jacoby architect Overall HDC appreciates the modesty and restraint of this addition’s […]

[email protected] Testimony for December 14, 2021

Item 1 266 Brooklyn Avenue – Crown Heights North Historic District II CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, LPC-22-01515 An altered Italian Renaissance Revival style two-family house designed by Mann & MacNeille and built c. 1909. Application is to install a cornice and balconies, replace windows and modify openings, install rooftop elements, demolish a garden wall, and construct […]

[email protected] Testimony for December 7th, 2021

Item 1 123 Joralemon Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, LPC-22-02031 A house built c. 1993. Application is to install dormer windows, construct rooftop and rear yard additions, and excavate the basement and rear yard. Architect: Not Listed HDC feels that the proposed dormers are proportionally too large, and overwhelm the of […]

[email protected] Testimony for November 23rd, 2021

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest items under consideration by the Commission. We invite you to visit the [email protected] blog for an archive containing all […]

[email protected] Testimony for November 16th, 2021

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest items under consideration by the Commission. We invite you to visit the [email protected] blog for an archive containing all […]

[email protected] Testimony for November 9th, 2021

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest items under consideration by the Commission. We invite you to visit the [email protected] blog for an archive containing all […]

[email protected] Testimony for October 26, 2021

LPC-22-01806 69 Gansevoort Street – Gansevoort Market Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A 19th century building altered in the Moderne style by George H. Suess in 1949. Application is to construct a rooftop addition. We feel that the proposed addition is over-sized and too busy in the context of its modest site. The three dimensional […]

[email protected] Testimony for October 18, 2021

LPC-22-00116 214 Jefferson Avenue – Bedford Historic District Brooklyn – Block 1833 – Lot 16 Zoning R6B CD: 3 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Renaissance Revival style rowhouse designed by Frederick L. Hine and built c. 1909. Application is to modify a masonry opening and install a balcony and fence. Architect: ARCHITECTURE + CONSTRUCTION, PLLC HDC Finds […]

[email protected] Testimony for October 5, 2021

LPC-22-00050 295-297 Hicks Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District Block 261 – Lot 111, 9, 110 Zoning R6 CD: 2 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS Three vacant lots. Application is to construct two new buildings. Architect: CWB Architects In the interest of transparency, Brendan Coburn, the architect of record for this project, serves on HDC’s Board of Directors. […]

[email protected] Testimony for September 28, 2021

LPC-22-01205 95 Prospect Park West, Prospect Park – Litchfield Villa – Individual Landmark Brooklyn – Block 1117 – Lot 1.  Zoning: Park CD: 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS An Italianate style mansion designed by Alexander J. Davis built c. 1850 within a primarily naturalistic style park designed in 1865 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. […]