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.
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.
Plans are to demolish a mid 20th century addition at the back of the property and construct a new building that will replace it and the open space around it, consuming the entire back end of the property along Sterling Place.
During a virtual public hearing for the proposed district, residents and commissioners alike were effusive with their praise of the block.
The proposed district, on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D, contains 56 Renaissance Revival row houses built between 1909 and 1912.
The century-old former orphanage at the historic Angel Guardian home in Dyker Heights is being considered for landmark status, and there will be a public hearing about the potential preservation of the embattled site.