Regarding the Designation of the second Crown Heights Historic District

October 27, 2009 Statement of the Historic Districts Council before the Landmarks Preservation Commission in support of the designation of the proposed Crown Heights North II Historic District  The Historic Districts Council is the city-wide advocate for New York City’s historic districts and for neighborhood meriting preservation.  HDC is very pleased to offer enthusiastic support […]

May 18, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 103866 Brooklyn, Block: 301, Lot: 29 274 Clinton Street – Cobble Hill Historic District An Italianate style row house constructed in 1864-67. Application is to construct a rear deck, modify window openings and alter the areaway. HDC Testimony While we approve of alterations to the areaway, HDC finds the proposed deck to […]

Come Explore the Hidden Jewels of Crown Heights North

JOIN THE CROWN HEIGHTS NORTH ASSOCIATION ON A WALKING TOUR OF THE NEWLY DESIGNATED CROWN HEIGHTS NORTH HISTORIC DISTRICT & GARDEN TEA WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2007 WHERE: Starting at : St. Gregory’s RC Church — 991 St. Johns Place (bet. Brooklyn & NY Aves.) Groups will meet in front of the church outside. TIME: […]

Crown Heights North Designated!

The LPC designated Crown Heights North (phase 1) as Brooklyn’s newest historic district this morning! Here’s an article from the New York Times April 24, 2007Crown Heights JournalSeeking Landmark Status, and Hoping to Lose a Label of UnrestBy MICHAEL WILSON The bass player’s widow looked down Dean Street and remembered her neighbors by the work […]

Coming to the LPC Tomorrow!! Item No. 1Borough of BrooklynLP-2204Time: 9:30 – 9:45 ITEM PROPOSED FOR DESIGNATIONPROPOSED CROWN HEIGHTS NORTH HISTORIC DISTRICTBoundary Description (or you could just look at the map ) The proposed Crown Heights North Historic District consists of the properties bounded by a line beginning at the southeast corner of Bedford […]

Singing the Praises of Crown Heights North

From the New York Sun The Richest Architecture in BrooklynAbroad in New YorkBY FRANCIS MORRONEMarch 23, 2007URL: It looks like the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will soon designate its 79th historic district, “Crown Heights North.” It is an area of such distinction that it comes as a surprise it’s not already designated. As with […]

Upcoming Actions At LPC

This just in; the LPC will be considering these items on Tuesday, February 13th: Item Proposed for Designation Item No. 1 LP-2172Borough of QueensSOHMER PIANO COMPANY (FACTORY), 31-01 Vernon Boulevard (aka 11-02 to 11-16 31st Avenue), Queens.Landmark Site: Borough of Queens Tax Map Block 503, Lot 5 HDC strongly supported this designation; at the time […]