DUMBO HD to be heard on 10/30 as well!

On Tuesday, October 30 at 9:00am the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed DUMBO Historic District.

One of HDC’s “Neighborhoods at Risk,” we have supported the landmark designation of DUMBO since 1999 when we co-sponsored the inclusion of the area onto the National Register of Historic Places. It’s long past time to take the next step and protect the neighborhood as a designated New York City Historic District. The distinctive buildings of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) embody a significant chapter of New York City’s architectural and cultural history, and stand as a reminder of the industrial vigor that helped make the city into the world capital it later became. Within DUMBO one can still find intact examples of several different phases of 19th century industrial building design, making the neighborhood a virtual repository for this very special architectural type. This year the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed DUMBO and the Industrial Brooklyn Waterfront on their list of the 11 most at-risk national treasures for 2007.

Please show your support by testifying at the LPC. If you cannot attend you can send letters and statements of support to the Commission at [email protected]. Please copy HDC on these statements at [email protected].

For more information, see DUMBO Neighborhood Association (DNA).

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