Join Local Activists to Explore the Future of Preservation in East New York

Empire State Dairy in 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries


What architectural and cultural heritage does the East New York community want to ensure survives for subsequent generations?

While local activists were successful in getting the Empire State Dairy designated last year, they are looking to the future and are gathering community members, historians and Brooklyn preservation advocates to explore the issues of preservation in East New York.

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Local activists at the Empire State Dairy in 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries

Hosted by Preserving East New York and The New York Preservation Archive Project, “Historic Preservation in East New York” is an afternoon of conversation aimed at celebrating successes and planning for the future. Speakers will include Zulmilena Then of Preserving East New York, Claudette Brady of the Bed Stuy/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District and Deborah Young of the Crown Heights North Association. Also on hand will be authors Brian Merlis and Ricardo Gomes, who compiled hundreds of images of the community in their book “Brooklyn’s East New York and Cypress Hills Communities.”

The free event takes place on Saturday, December 1 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the New Lots Library at 665 New Lots Avenue. For more information about the afternoon, click here.

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