Next month the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on the proposed expansion of the Park Slope Historic District, according to the Brooklyn Paper. The proposed extension, shown in green on the map above, will be bounded by Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West to the north and east; 14th Street to the south; 5th Avenue down to President Street and then 7th Avenue from President to 14th on the west. According to the article, residents within the catchment have been receiving letters informing them of the proposal (or, as the story puts it: “The letters have become the most discussed correspondence in the neighborhood — displacing even Yale acceptance letters”). There is also talk of extending the district even further, to the yellow and red sections shown on the map, at some point in the future. If that happens, just about the entire neighborhood will be landmarked, with the exception of the blocks between 4th and 5th avenues.
South Slopers Learn if Their Homes Deserve to be Preserved [BK Paper]
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Scaffolding has gone up on the side of the Coignet Building next to Whole Foods, above, where it appears the grocer is finally making good on its obligation to repair the landmark, Gowanus Your Face Off reported. As we noted previously, in December a renovation permit was approved and Whole Foods was fined $3,000 by the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Private house Address: 218 Arlington Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Ashford Street Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: Around 1900 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: Cypress Hills has a fine collection of housing stock that brings a smile to the face of most old house lovers. […]
The owners of Berry Park are working on a new bar nearby in Greenpoint called Northern Territory, which will host a soft opening tonight. Just like Berry Park, Northern Territory is a large converted warehouse space with rustic wooden decor and a rooftop bar. Hidden behind an unassuming door at 12 Franklin Street on the corner […]
The details at 140 St. Johns Place are strikingly similar to the Ortner house at 272 Berkeley Place, but it’s been recently updated and is set up as an owner’s triplex over a garden-floor two-bedroom rental. The proportions of the four-story brownstone appear majestic, at least in the photos, and there is every kind of elaborate […]