Thursday, August 10, 2023
Since the groundbreaking NYC Landmarks Law was passed in 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated 157 landmarked historic districts throughout the city. Some are quite large, encompassing a neighborhood, others are made up of only several buildings. Some have had extensions added over the years, protecting more buildings. Brooklyn currently has 45 historic districts. In this two-part presentation, historian and tour guide Suzanne Spellen will cover them all. They will be grouped by neighborhood, and we’ll explore briefly when they were designated, why they are important, and show highlights of each. Our first virtual tour looked at the Heights and surrounding neighborhoods and Northern Brooklyn. Part Two will cover the neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn, around Prospect Park, Flatbush and South Brooklyn.
Friend of HDC (use code BKLYN2) $15;
General Admission: $25
This tour is co-sponsored by Municipal Art Society.