With 2020 almost at an end, we take our annual look back at the Brooklyn buildings and neighborhoods considered significant enough to merit designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission during the year.
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.
Preservation group Historic Districts Council has joined the opposition to a proposed development at Crown Heights' Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School.