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.
Discussion among the commissioners was long and detailed, laying out a series of objections to the proposal.
Residents and commissioners alike were effusive with their praise of the block, a “remarkably cohesive group” of 56 Renaissance Revival row houses.
The century-old Angel Guardian Home, a beloved former orphanage, Tuesday became the neighborhood’s first historic landmark.
Forty-three people provided testimony at the public hearing, with all but one speaking against the proposed development.
Residents of a particularly well-manicured block of East 25th Street in East Flatbush are hopeful the city’s landmarking honchos will designate their stretch of Neo-Renaissance style row houses as a historical district.
At a community board meeting Thursday, roughly 30 people spoke -- a combination of concerned residents, congregation members and elected officials.