The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg- August 15, 2013

The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:00pm (tour will take approximately 2 hours)   Click here to view pictures from the July 11th tour!      HDC held a complementary tour on July 11th  as a follow-up to HDC’s screening of The Domino Effect. It was so well received  that we […]

HDC Testimony on the Reformed Dutch Church of Greenpoint

An 1870 Romanesque Revival style church designed by William B. Ditmars at 143-149 Kent Street. Application was for a residential conversion: HDC approves of much of the fine work proposed to allow for the adaptive reuse of these historic structures. Our only concern is the visibility of the solar panels. While we understand and appreciate […]

HDC Testimony on the Reformed Dutch Church of Greenpoint

An 1870 Romanesque Revival style church designed by William B. Ditmars at 143-149 Kent Street. Application was for a residential conversion: HDC approves of much of the fine work proposed to allow for the adaptive reuse of these historic structures. Our only concern is the visibility of the solar panels. While we understand and appreciate […]

Greenpoint Industrial Complex become NYC's 89th Historic District

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Dateline : Thursday, November 08, 2007Designation Sharpens Greenpoint’s History At least this part of Greenpoint rich industrial past won’t be erased.The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted last week to landmark the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory. Located on Greenpoint Avenue and West and Kent streets, the factory complex consists of nine […]

A History of McCarren Pool preservation efforts

From the New York Press As McCarren Park Pool becomes a hipster playground, it prepares for a new beginning By Brian J. Carreira You can hear the bass from the subway station eight blocks away. Wander down Lorimer Street under the BQE, and the sound grows more distinct until it dominates the air. You fall […]

Gentrification and Rezoning in Greenpoint & Williamsburg

From The New York Community Council217 N 7th StreetBrooklyn NY 11211(347)-200-2353 For More Information: Philip DePaolo, President pdepaolo@nyc.rr.com You are about to read a report that was done by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy At Rutgers University. The Report was conducted at the request of The New York Community Council. The report […]

Proposed LPC Designations of July 24th

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding a public hearing on the proposed designations of 511 and 513 Grand Street in Manhattan, and the proposed Eberhard Faber Pencil Company Historic District in Brooklyn, on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. The hearings will take place at the Commission’s offices, located at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, beginning […]

Roundup on Landmarks Issues

Posted on Queens Crap (to which we’re incredbily thankful for their eagle eye and patience in monitoring the flood that is Thursday’s local media coverage) Landmarking: Pro & Con From Queens Courier:Many questions — no answers (about the Broadway-Flushing landmark bid) A response from Councilman Avella: Clarifying the Constitution Letter to the Times Ledger: Why […]