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  • MaggieO

    hope this link works for folks. this is the application for the alterations to the gas company building on Remsen and it includes renderings of the whole new development fronting on both Remsen and Joralemon:

  • LP

    My neighbors have two crying goats in their backyard as of this morning. Should I be concerned?

  • Andrew Porter

    Goats are illegal in NYC. Call 3-1-1.

  • Andrew Porter

    Here's the northeast corner of Poplar Street and Henry Street in 1961:

  • Pineapple Street

    What street do you live on? Maybe childrens birthday party?

  • Banet

    Considering the building is not inside the Brooklyn Heights historic district or the downtown Brooklyn historic district, why do you think it has to go through landmarks?

  • MaggieO

    One portion of the site is a designated landmark. LPC has to review the changes to that building only but the presentation includes the other portions of the site as well.

  • Arch Stanton

    Lousy Snitch!

  • Jorale-man

    Say you'll keep it hush-hush if they offer you some delicious goat cheese.

  • Banet

    What portion is landmarked? The facade?

  • MaggieO

    Primarily, yes, any changes to the old gas company building that impact its appearance from the street has to be approved by the LPC. That includes facade and additions visible from the street. There's already an addition on top of the building, which is not protected because it is not from the defined period of significance outlined in the landmark designation. That addition can be significantly altered but that alteration, if visible from the street, would need to be reviewed by LPC. Hope that makes sense…

  • MaggieO

    To clarify further, I believe that LPC actually has the right to review the entire development because it is all on the same tax lot, however, a different level of oversight will be exercised on the portions of the site that are not the landmark.

  • Billy G.

    Do people really have kids at a children’s birthday party?

  • Effective Presenter

    A petting zoo is a popular children's birthday party attraction at his time.

    Recently we took our grandsons to a few birthday parties and the petting zoo is a big hit.

  • Mr Sunshine

    Activity at the derelict Columbia Heights townhouse. Glass in the front door is missing with a large piece of furniture is being used as a barricade and an upper floor window is open

  • Effective Presenter

    Now that's news!

    Please keep us posted,

  • Andrew Porter

    I did not call 311—don't even known where this is. Are you being funny, or just obnoxious?

  • Arch Stanton

    Probably both, as one persons funny could be an another persons obnoxious…

    I know you didn't call but you tried to promote a snitching! And it isn't your first time you have acted in this very un-Brooklyn like manner!

  • Downtown Dad

    Walking West on Monatague right now and got sad seeing a new sidewalk shed going up around an apt building near Clinton…but then got excited seeing the huge sidewalk shed at Montague/Henry getting dismantled. (It always feels like your neighborhood must have a certain amount of scaffolding up at all times, one comes down and of course another must go up!)

  • Andrew Porter

    Tell you what: if I see someone break into your house and I know who it is, I promise not to tell or cooperate with the police.

    There, are you happy now?

  • Andrew Porter

    I walked by yesterday. Glass is unbroken in door, which is still chained and padlocked. However, I did note new broken window and another window open on Promenade side.

  • Andrew Porter

    But new sidewalk shed has gone up on all three sides of the former Towers Hotel, now the Watermark Brooklyn Heights assisted living building.

  • BH Mike

    Spot on.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yes! Please don't call em. I certainly wouldn't want the cops showing up while I was disposing of the burglars body!

  • robertnill

    Local Law 11, most likely.