Earlier this week Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand wrote to Secretary of the Army John McHugh saying that Navy Yard officials should be allowed to have access to Admiral’s Row in order to make emergency repairs to the Timber Shed and Building B, and yesterday Community Board 2 joined the chorus. According to City Room, CB Chairman John Dew sent a letter to the army outlining “the board’s disappointment that there are no plans in the document to stabilize the Timber Shed, the last structure of its type in the United States.” Last month there was word that the army had determined that the Timber Shed was beyond repair and should be demolished despite plans to preserve the structure and Building B if the Navy Yard ends up redeveloping the site. The City Room story notes that the likely transfer of Admiral’s Row to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation still needs to be agreed upon in writing by the National Guard Bureau, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation, and after that the site still needs to go through an environmental review that probably won’t be finished until September.
CB2 Weighs in on Admirals Row Preservation [The Local]
Sens. Schumer & Gillibrand Pitch in to Save Admiral’s Row’ Buildings [Daily News]
Photo by Barry Yanowitz.
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Winter has finally packed its bags, and it’s a perfect time to plant all manner of trees, perennials and annuals. It is also a great time to weed and reseed your lawn, before the weather gets so warm Bermuda grass takes over. Warmer days and frequent rains give everything a good start. In preparation for […]
Seven homes out of nine have sold at the Townhouses of Cobble Hill development, according to a PR rep. The Landmarks-approved modern-yet-contextual houses at 110-126 Congress Street went on the market in May for $3,650,000 to $4,200,000, and only 110 and 114 are still available. The four-bedroom, five-bath house at 110 Congress has 3,318 square feet […]
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