Landmarks Votes on Bed Stuy Historic District Tomorrow


Tomorrow afternoon the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a designation vote on the Bedford Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. This vote was calendared back in May 2012. For years, the community has shown an outpouring of support to expand landmarking in Bed Stuy, which features architecture by some of Brooklyn’s most famous architects, including Montrose Morris, Magnus Dahlander and Amzi Hill. The Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District is one of several that have been proposed in the neighborhood. You can read a lengthy description of the proposed boundary lines on the LPC agenda. The proposed district includes approximately 825 buildings and is bounded by Tompkins Avenues to the west, Macon and Halsey Streets to the north, Malcolm X Boulevard to the east, and Fulton Street to the south. It encompasses and extends the boundaries of the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, designated in 1971. Read the LPC’s report on the architecture in the proposed district here.

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