Parks Department Rationale for Its Demolition of Historic District in Staten Island

Behold the glory of the Parks Department’s plans to DEMOLISH a National Register-eligible Historic District on Staten Island, a borough not exactly rife with protected landmarks. There’s no way to pretty this up – the Parks Department is planning on demolishing 43 out of 50 historic structures in order to build a park that no […]

Parks Meeting with Community Board on Cedar Grove Beach Club

11/17/11 7:00PM Staten Island Community Board 2 Sea View Hospital Lou Caravone Community Service Building, 460 Brielle Avenue, Parks will use CB#2 to follow up on their last Public Hearing on the Rehabilitation of Cedar Grove Beach. From Eleanor Dugan, former tenant at Cedar Grove (and HDC Grassroots Award winner): “There is of course NO […]

Parks Leases Beach to HBO instead of creating a new park

Contact: David Young                                                                 Cell: 516-521-2331 Email: CGBC1911@gmail.com                                                                                  June 22, 2011 NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT SCAMS STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS Parks Officials Lie To The Public About True Plans For Cedar Grove Beach and Violate NYS Freedom of Information Law Once again the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has misled the public and elected officials about one […]

Salt on the Wound

BROOKLYN SKATING RINK PUT ON ICE DOT PLAN MEANS MAJOR DELAYS FOR PROJECT By RICH CALDER August 14, 2008 A much-anticipated ice-skating rink planned for under the Brooklyn Bridge is on hold indefinitely because the city Department of Transportation plans to use the prime real estate for storage, officials confirmed yesterday. The 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge […]

Salt on the Wound

BROOKLYN SKATING RINK PUT ON ICE DOT PLAN MEANS MAJOR DELAYS FOR PROJECT By RICH CALDER August 14, 2008 A much-anticipated ice-skating rink planned for under the Brooklyn Bridge is on hold indefinitely because the city Department of Transportation plans to use the prime real estate for storage, officials confirmed yesterday. The 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge […]

Purchase Building Gone

From the Brooklyn Papers Bridge “Park” Can Find No Purchase by Mike McLaughlin Demolition teams have made short work of the iconic Purchase Building beneath the Brooklyn Bridge to clear space for a piazza that will be part of the controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park project. The $300-plus-million parkland and condo project along the DUMBO and […]

Purchase Building Gone

From the Brooklyn Papers Bridge “Park” Can Find No Purchase by Mike McLaughlin Demolition teams have made short work of the iconic Purchase Building beneath the Brooklyn Bridge to clear space for a piazza that will be part of the controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park project. The $300-plus-million parkland and condo project along the DUMBO and […]

Fort Totten Plans Proceed

Fort Totten development marches on BY DONALD BERTRANDDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 4:00 AM Fort Totten Park, a 50-acre site transformed from a former Army base will continue to be developed as both a historic site and as a shorefront green space, officials said last week. The Queens Borough Board received an […]

Andrew H. Green Memorial Event

The Manhattan Borough Historian’s Office Cordially Invites You to THE FIFTH ANNUALTRIBUTE TO ANDREW H. GREEN, NYC’S FORGOTTEN CIVIC GIANT Borough President Scott M. Stringer & Historian Kenneth T. Jackson are Among Those Scheduled to Speak. Join us in Central Park on Sunday, November 18th as we raise a toast to Andrew H. Green, the […]

See the Ridgewood Reservior in its current state – and help save its future

The Newtown Historical Society (NHS) will be leading a walk at the Ridgewood Reservoir on the Brooklyn-Queens border this Sunday, October 28th at 1pm. Here is a short video on the history of the reservoir, it’s current state, and what we hope it will become in the near future: http://ridgewoodreservoir.blogspot.com/2007/10/ridgewood-reservoir-video.html The Ridgewood Reservoir Education and […]