The plaque was presented as a gift from King Juan Carlos of Spain in 1976 to commemorate the Spanish martyrs who died fighting for the United States.
Despite massive public opposition to the development on a landmarked site, LPC commissioners said the design is on the right track but needs tweaking.
The sale of 227 Duffield Street comes after its historical designation caused the property's value to “plummet,” according to a lawyer for the developer.
The proposed plan is to restore the prominent corner townhouse across the street from Fort Greene Park, remove a structurally damaged garage behind the townhouse and erect a modern carriage house in its place.
Explore New York City’s Black history through its landmarked buildings and historic districts via a new online story map released by the Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday.
The empty lot was formerly home to two structures that were demolished due to unsafe conditions — the first in 1995 and the second in 2002.
Locals sued the city’s Landmarks Preservation Committee for green-lighting a 23-story condo tower at 130 St. Felix Street, saying the body was improperly influenced by the developer’s promise to include public benefits.
Commissioners told the architects behind a proposed new townhouse in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District that they need to simplify their design to fit in with such a diverse, varied block.
Locals and pols gathered outside the former Charles Lindemann House on Bushwick Avenue to urge the Landmarks Preservation Commission to save the house before it is completely destroyed.
A group of concerned residents and reps for local pols held a virtual meeting Tuesday night to talk about strategies to landmark the neighborhood.