The Times has an update on the frustrating saga involving the will-it-or-won’t-it happen preservation of a couple Admiral’s Row buildings at the Navy Yard. The story notes that the National Guard, which has control of Admiral’s Row until a historical and environmental review is complete and it can be transfered to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, won’t allow the Navy Yard corporation to make even minimal efforts to try and preserve the buildings. Here’s the rub: “The National Guard has not even permitted the Navy Yard corporation to enter the grounds for such elementary and relatively inexpensive measures as boarding up the broken doors and windows of the timber shed and Quarters B with plywood or covering them with tarpaulins to protect them from rain and snow. The Guard contends that any efforts to sustain the building could endanger workers.” The Navy Yard corporation and preservationists are, of course, frustrated by the National Guard’s stance. The article says it’s unclear when the necessary reviews of the site will be complete so that it can finally be transfered. Last month a bunch of politicians and Community Board 2 called for Navy Yard officials to have access to Admiral’s Row in order to make emergency repairs to the two buildings, but that appears to have come to nought.
A Battle Over Preservation in a Strip Once Worthy of Admirals [NY Times]
CB2 Also Calls for Timber Shed Preservation [Brownstoner]
Preservation Groups Sound Admirals Row Alarm [Brownstoner]
Is Admiral’s Row Timber Shed Beyond Repair? [Brownstoner]
BREAKING: Admiral’s Row Renderings Released [Brownstoner]
Timber Shed Gets Reinforced [Brownstoner]
Timber Shed Might Not Be Saved After All [Brownstoner]
It’s Curtains for Most of Admiral’s Row [Brownstoner]
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