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Empire State Dairy at 2840 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Edrei Rodriguez

In a big moment for two of Brooklyn’s unprotected architectural gems, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted in favor of designating Crown Heights’ East New York Savings Bank as a New York City Landmark and scheduling East New York’s Empire State Diary Co. Building for consideration for landmark designation. 

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Empire State Dairy at 2840 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Edrei Rodriguez

It is unlikely anyone is better versed in the pastoral murals of East New York’s long-closed Empire State Dairy than architectural historian and writer Michael Padwee.

Below, he tells us why these little-known architectural treasures should be appreciated and saved from demolition.