HDC@LPC – May 15, 2012

DESIGNATION TESTIMONY Item 1 LP – 2087 BOROUGH OF QUEENS BRINCKERHOFF CEMETERY, 60-65 182nd Street The LPC does not just designate sites for what they are, but sees landmarks for what they could be.  Just as a building can be restored to its former glory, so too could the Brinckerhoff Cemetery, the last link this […]

May 8, 2012

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 128403- Block 2090, lot 37- 206 Adelphi Street – Fort Greene Historic District An Italianate style frame rowhouse built circa 1866. Application is to demolish an existing rear yard addition, construct a new rear yard addition, and alter the rear façade. Although the materials an design of […]

LPC Reacts Favorably to Proposal for New Pier 17 Building

  Although a formal vote was not taken, the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed yesterday to permit the demolition of the 1985 Pier 17 Building and allow its replacement with a glassy new building by ShoP Architects. HDC opposed the proposal, stating that the building’s noted architect, Benjamin Thompson, made specific references to the South Street […]

February 7, 2012

Item 6 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 126822- Block 194, lot 28- 52-54 Lispenard Street – TriBeCa East Historic District An Italianate style store and loft building, built in 1866-68 and an Italianate style store and loft building with Second Empire elements, built in 1867-68 and altered in 1937 by the removal of the […]

Amity Street Development Turned Back By LPC

From The Brooklyn Paper City rejects historic housing planBy Mike McLaughlinThe Brooklyn Paper The city Landmarks Preservation Commission shot down a controversial plan to build a row of new, gated-off townhouses in the Cobble Hill Historic District.The commission disapproved of almost all elements of the plan that called for converting the historic Lamm Institute at […]

BHA's, FFLA's, DNA's & VHNA's Joint Opposition to the Dock Street Project

The Dumbo Neighborhood Association, Fulton Ferry Landing Association, the Brooklyn Heights Association and the Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association (collectively, the “Associations”) have joined together in opposition to the proposed development by Two Trees Management Corp. at the intersection of Water and Dock Streets, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Approximately three years ago, Two Trees Corp […]

Does Contextual Rezoning Actually Save The Neighborhood?

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts.aaron@ccgreenwoodhts.com First the AIA’s questionable zoning text changes and now this… Just in from DOB’s “My Community” service: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?boro=3&houseno=187&street=23rd+Street&go2=+GO+&requestid=0 Just in under the 100-150 ft. commercial overlay (need to confirm this with DCP) from 4th Avenue, R8A zoning. And guess what? Current Applicant of Record: Henry RaduskyPhone: 718-259-1100Bricolage […]

Greenwood Heights Construction Update

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts.aaron@ccgreenwoodhts.com 614 7th Ave (aka the Minerva Building): full rescind of the BSA stopping SWO from Nov. 2005. While we’ll be glad to see the garbage and mosquito pit go in lieu of new housing, we are wary of our friends on the corner. After filing the original […]

Community Reaction to Press Praise of South Slope Blockbuster

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts.aaron@ccgreenwoodhts.com To the Editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, While I can appreciate your paper’s want to highlight new residential development in the borough of Brooklyn, I feel you have made a grave mistake in publishing what reads as a complete shilling for 162 16th Street, aka “The […]

GTS approved by Landmarks

From the Episcopal Church: New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gave approval to General Theological Seminary (GTS) for the construction of a new seven-story mixed-use residential building on Ninth Avenue and a five-story administration building to be constructed on 20th Street in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. The decision, given at a public hearing on […]