The Sanitation Department’s taken a lot of heat over the past couple of weeks for its performanceâ€”or lack thereofâ€”in the clean-up the December 27 blizzard. This latest news takes the prize though: According to the blog Sheepshead Bites, NYDS workers piled so much snow on a fence of the Washington Cemetery along Bay Parkway recently that the fenced buckled, causing roughly 30 gravestones to be toppled. [Sanitation workers] were continually dumping snow there for several days, said Washington Cemetery employee Mike Ciamaga, who added that cemetery officials first noticed the broken gravestones on Sunday morning. As of this morning they were still dumping there. The accidental destruction comes less than a month after a couple of hundred headstones at the historically Jewish cemetery were destroyed in an apparent act of vandalism.
Comment: Two out of four gone. Open House Picks 6/7/2013 [Brownstoner]
Remember the neighbors who were keen to protect the green space on the interior of their block from encroachment by a proposed rear addition at 115 Lincoln Place, above? Well, after the local community board nixed the proposal, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided it didn’t care for it either, reported The Brooklyn Eagle. LPC asked […]
Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City. For our purposes, the term “contemporary” in relation to home design is a broad term used to describe anything that can’t really be considered mid-century modern but is not cutting-edge […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. After the Civil War ended, the building boom in Brooklyn began to take up speed again. By the 1870s, speculative building in the city’s neighborhoods began earnest, as the rows of Italianate, Neo-Grec and Second Empire houses began defining the neighborhoods radiating out from Downtown. Those were heady […]
Every winter for the past five years, the Brooklyn Flea has moved indoors in December. For the past few years, the market’s been at One Hanson. This year, however, we’ve set up shop in a new 50,000-square-foot space at North 5th and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. There are about 125 flea vendors there to satisfy […]