Discussion among the commissioners was long and detailed, laying out a series of objections to the proposal.
Forty-three people provided testimony at the public hearing, with all but one speaking against the proposed development.
At a community board meeting Thursday, roughly 30 people spoke -- a combination of concerned residents, congregation members and elected officials.
The proposed seven-story, 180-unit modern building would be 30 percent affordable and fund the church’s restoration and its religious school.
The Reformed Church of South Bushwick's white clapboard Greek Revival church with steeple is a distinctive sight on Bushwick Avenue, harkening back to a time when the area was dotted with farms.
A brick apartment building with a fresh design will replace a church parking lot on Grand Avenue and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, a new rendering posted on the construction fence shows.
A rare and distinctive late Victorian Romanesque Revival building, part of a complex of three, may soon lose its roof and historic character to development.
More than eight years ago, leaks at the Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope caused a portion of the ceiling to collapse.
This Moorish and Art Deco house of worship was a nice-looking brick building, with an attractive half-rose stained glass window.
As the demographics of central Brooklyn have changed over the years, synagogues in once heavily Jewish areas have gone on to have other lives. Ellen Levitt, author of “The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn” will lead a bike tour of former Jewish houses of worship in Crown Heights, Brownsville and East Flatbush next Sunday.
Many are now churches and retain many of their original details. Participants will visit the former Shaari Zedek at 221 Kingston Avenue (pictured above) and the former Congregation Men of Justice at 1678 Park Place, a Building of the Day last year.