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 […]

Cutting Off The Finger?

From Philip DePaolo, pdepaolo@nyc.rr.com Board of Standards and Appeals public hearing on 144 N. Eighth St. (a.k.a. the “Finger Building”). BSA offices (40 Rector St., between Washington Street and the West Side Highway, in Manhattan, sixth floor), Oct. 16, 10 am. Call (212) 788-8547 for information. In 2004, Mendel Brach and a partner, paid $7 […]

LPC Designates Domino Sugar Factory

From Brownstoner (check it out for the action photos alone) BREAKING! LPC Approves Historic Designation for Domino “Just moments ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to designate the Domino Sugar refinery building as a New York City Landmark, ending once and for all months of speculation about the historic manufacturing building’s fate. Although the […]

Push for Historic District in Williamsburg

From Brownstoner http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/09/push_to_make_fi.php This afternoon the Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint & Williamsburg will submit a historic district nomination to the LPC for Fillmore Place. A couple of real estate developers built up the Williamsburg side street (bounded by Metropolitan, Grand, Driggs and Roebling) in the 1850s according to a master plan, and it contains […]

Austin Nichols Rising?

photo from the Gowanus Lounge. The Gowanus Lounge: Work Underway at 184 Kent This might be one of those pulling “victory from the jaws of defeat” stories. The new owners are interested in getting historic restoration tax credits and are working with the State Historic Preservation Office on this project. The devil is in the […]

Sugar and the Brooklyn Waterfront

From the New York Sun The Waterfront That Sugar BuiltAbroad in New YorkBY FRANCIS MORRONEAugust 16, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/60690 The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently named Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront as one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America — a fact I noted in this column a few weeks ago. The postwar decline […]

Fighting for Domino with Lights & Ideas

Domino fight lights up hoodBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper A neighborhood activist who would like to derail plans for a $1.3-billion high-rise development at the old Domino Sugar site has erected a seven-story, red LED sign that screams, “SAVE DOMINO’.” The sign, an apparent riff on the iconic yellow “Domino Sugar” sign on the Williamsburg […]

LPC Designates 4 houses and 3 pools

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved landmark status for two Federal style buildings at 486 and 488 Greenwich Street in Greenwich Village, as part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to preserve examples of the City’s development following the Revolutionary War.Read more. Also, two Turn-of-the 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Mansions in Midtown Manhattan Earn Landmark […]

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 […]

Domino Sign to be saved?

From the Brooklyn Paper Domino’ falls?By Rachel Corbett The tilted yellow “Domino Sugar” sign on the old Williamsburg waterfront refinery could still be salvaged even though the building to which it’s attached will likely be knocked down during the site’s impending 11-acre redevelopment. “We are looking at several different ways to save the sign,” said […]