The Landmarks Preservation Commission intends this Tuesday to officially begin considering designating a Prospect Heights Historic District, according to a release from the Municipal Art Society. If approved, city law would prevent some 750 buildings on 21 blocks in Prospect Heights, in most cases, from being demolished or altered in a way unfitting with their historic character. Gib Veconi, chair of the Prospect Heights Development Corporation, said in a statement, The pressure from the Atlantic Yards project and other recent developments are of grave concern to the hundreds of local residents who have written in support of historic designation for Prospect Heights. We’re all grateful for LPC’s swift action in moving the process forward. Historic designation has throughout the city been found to increase property values and the cost of making improvements, according to a study cited in the Atlantic Yards Report. The original district, according to the release, included more than 800 structures. Anyone know why specific buildings were taken out, or why others were added?
ProHi Historic District Could Include Almost 800 Homes [Brownstoner]
Prospect Heights Historic District nudges forward [AYR]
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Urban Market opened Friday at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge at 11 Broadway. The 16,000-square-foot store is an offshoot of Key Food and aims to offer both upscale and basic items, according to a press release sent out by landlord L+M Development Partners. The store features a gourmet deli with a kosher section, a […]
This four-story brownstone at 789 Quincy Street has a nice amount of original detail, but looks like it could use a little polishing. The listing says it’s “fully functioning and awaiting your cosmetic upgrades.” It’s in the northeast corner of Bed Stuy near Broadway and the Gates stop. How do you like it and the […]
This three-bedroom condo at 1 Montgomery Place in Park Slope is very impressive. The 2,624-square-foot duplex has been carved out of a former mansion and includes a 750-square-foot private garden. The layout is much more generous than what you’d find in a typical brownstone and there are lots of original details. Asking price: $2,650,000. 1 […]