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Jeremy Lechtzin New Brooklyn Heights Association President

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that Jeremy Lechtzin is the new President of its Board of Governors. His President’s Message is here. According to the BHA: He is an architectural historian and technology lawyer. Jeremy focuses his history work on early Brooklyn, currently writing a data-driven analysis of every house built in Brooklyn Heights […]

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If Mayor deBlasio Can Shovel His Sidewalk, What’s Your Excuse, Brooklyn Heights?

After a snowstorm in Brooklyn Heights, there always seems to be a disproportionate number of uncleared sidewalks. Sure, folks go out of town and may not have planned properly or the owner of a property may be elderly and have health or other reasons for not shoveling snow. However, Mayor deBlasio changed the game a […]

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Looks Like Construction Is About To Start On New 27 Cranberry Street McBrownstone

The lot at 27 Cranberry Street looks like it’s being prepped for construction as boards were being put up around its perimeter yesterday. Developer Louis Greco purchased the lot over two years ago. The project has not been without controversy – the LPC asked for the original plans to be rethought and neighbor Elisabeth Cunnick […]

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27 Cranberry Street Construction Featured In NYT Piece About Issues Facing Neighbors During Construction

What happens when you own a wooden, historic home in a landmarked area and new construction is scheduled in the empty lot next door to you? The New York Times finds out from Brooklyn Heights resident Elisabeth Cunnick, owner of 25 Cranberry Street.

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The New and Approved 27 Cranberry – Still Too Big?

While the new design for 27 Cranberry Street by local starchitect Tom van den Bout has LPC approval, it still has some preservation minded Brooklynites wringing their hands. The new design substitutes brick for brownstone and zinc for bronze elements but some think the home is still too big for its humble block. However, this […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves 27 Cranberry Re-Design

We received word that the Landmarks Preservation Commission Approved the redesign for 27 Cranberry Street. According to our source, They called it “inventive, harmonious with streetscape and of high quality. They agreed that the use of roman brick completely resolved the scale issue.”

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27 Cranberry McBrownstone and the LPC – Official Account

The LPC sent us this run down of what happened at yesterday’s LPC hearing regarding the proposed “McBrownstone” at 27 Cranberry Street:

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27 Cranberry McBrownstone Plans Denied by LPC

Hick Street resident/guest blogger Jeremy Lechtzin writes us, “This afternoon the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously denied the application [for new construction at 27 Cranberry Street].” He adds that one LPC member suggested to the 27 Cranberry applicants “it’s time for a major rethinking” of their proposal. Lechtzin adds that,  “LPC objected to the size (both height […]

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Guest Post: Hicks Street Neighbor on New Construction at 27 Cranberry Street

Hicks Street resident Jeremy Lechtzin sends us this guest post about the proposed new construction at 27 Cranberry Street: You might know that the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing for the development at 27 Cranberry Street is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (June 7). I’m a neighbor (I live on the Hicks Street side of the block) […]

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The 27 Cranberry Street Charm Offensive Continues

The NY Post via sister pub Brooklyn Paper covers the hullabaloo over developer Louis Greco’s project at 27 Cranberry Street. BHB broke the news from design architect/Brooklyn Heights resident/ former BHA prexy Tom van den Bout that he planned to build with real brownstone, from recently re-opened Victorian era quarries. That and the release of […]

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