Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony
144 Greenpoint Avenue – Greenpoint Historic District
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
An altered commercial building originally designed by Wilson & Dasau and built in 1898. Application is to demolish the building and construct a new building.
Architect: PBDW Architects
HDC agrees with Brooklyn Community Board 1 that this proposal is inappropriately generic in relation to the visual interest of the existing building, and to other purpose-built commercial structures in the Greenpoint Historic District. The Polonaise is an unofficial landmark in Greenpoint and a visual anchor of the neighborhood. It would do damage to the neighborhood, the streetscape, and the historic district to replace it with a design that lacks a similar level of architectural interest.
Determination: No Action