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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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Semi-detached row houses Address: 1238-1254 Lincoln Place Cross Streets: Troy and Schenectady Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: late teens, early 1920s Architectural Style: Vaguely Mediterranean Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: By the first two decades of the 20th century, housing was at a crossroads in […]
A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library […]
Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]