The Historic Districts Council announced its selection of “Six to Celebrate” neighborhoods, which the HDC will work with for the next year, providing resources for preservation and helping community activists. It will offer help with documentation, research, zoning, landmarking, publicity and public outreach for local preservation. Two of those neighborhoods the HDC selected are in Brooklyn: Sunset Park, where the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee hopes to organize the community and get some of the National Register Historic District protected on a local level, and Greenpoint, where the Preservation Greenpoint group is pushing for an expansion of the now-modest historic district. Congrats to the neighborhoods that will recieve some much-deserved attention! For all the details on the Six to Celebrate program, which happens every year, go here.
Greenpoint photo by *Bitch Cakes*
This yellow brick corner building at 240 St. Nicholas Avenue has been renovated with reclaimed wood paneling, oak floors, and stainless steel appliances and is for sale for $2,295,000. There is an owner’s duplex — unusual for a multi-family in Bushwick — three rental apartments and a two-car garage. There’s also lots of FAR and […]
A new building application was filed last week for a five-story building at 331 Saratoga Avenue in Ocean Hill. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is listed as the owner on the permit. The vacant lot has been city-owned since the late ’70s, according to public records. The SLCE-designed development between Dean and Bergen streets will include 80 apartments […]
The Brooklyn Home Company broke ground recently on a four-unit condo building at 84 Congress Street in the Columbia Waterfront District. A joint venture with MESH Architectures, this project looks nothing like Brooklyn Home Company’s conversions in historic buildings we wrote about last week, as a rendering on the fence shows. Designed by Mesh Architecture, the 6,720-square-foot building […]
As we approach the May 1 deadline for Mayor de Blasio to present his plan for 200,000 units of affordable housing, housing advocates and preservationists worry that increasing the percentage of affordable housing in private developments will require outsize development in Brooklyn. Last week’s approval of Domino, which will have towers reaching up to 55 […]
It’s not exactly news that as neighborhoods gentrify, the artists who jump started the process are priced out. However, it may be the end of the line for some artists priced out of Industry City in Brooklyn, the huge industrial complex in Sunset Park, according to a story in The New York Times. The Times […]