A nonprofit affordable housing developer is proposing major changes to the recently landmarked Empire State Dairy complex in East New York.
Put your crafting skills to good use this month with a light-hearted event bringing attention to a serious issue in East New York.
What architectural and cultural heritage does the East New York community want to ensure survives for subsequent generations?
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore the city, there's a whole weekend of free walking tours this month that plan to show even the most seasoned New Yorkers something new about their city.
After years of advocacy by local preservationists and a year-long process, the Empire State Dairy was officially declared a New York City landmark this morning.
The deadline is looming for the designation of the Empire State Dairy so local preservationists showed their love for the building with paper hearts.
Show your love for the Empire State Dairy Company buildings with a bit of heart-felt crafting as the deadline for saving the unique site and its scenic tiles looms.
The Preserving East New York and Municipal Art Society tour will focus on local cultural and historic treasures that make East New York special.
A young junior architect who grew up in East New York is leading the fight to landmark more than two dozen of the neighborhood’s architectural icons.
Spurred into action by the destruction of the historic East New York Savings Bank and Mayor de Blasio’s controversial rezoning plan, Zulmilena Then founded Preserving East New York (PENY) last year. Now with six members, the fledgling organization has caught the attention of the preservation nonprofit Historic Districts Council, which named East New York one of its 2016 “Six to Celebrate” earlier this month.
Just to be clear, getting the recognition of the Historic Districts Council is like finding out you have a landmarks fairy godmother — HDC’s mission is to help out local groups like PENY, and they’ll work with developers, the Landmarks Commission, and community members to protect spaces that need it.
Brownstoner caught up with the 29-year-old to hear more about her plans to work with the Mayor’s rezoning plan — not against it — to revitalize the area while preserving its historic character.