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How Do You Like Living in a Historic District? Take the Survey

As most, if not all, regular readers of this blog know, Brooklyn Heights was New York City’s first designated historic district. This means there are strict controls on what can be built here and how existing buildings can be modified. Without these rules, it seems likely to me that all the townhouses along the west […]

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Will Montero’s Soon Be Just A Memory?

According to a story in today’s New York Times, Pepe Montero, skipper of the Montero Bar and Grill, which has been in business since 1939 and in its present location at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street since Robert Moses tore down the original one across Atlantic to make room for the BQE, […]

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Brooklyn Law School Puts 2 Pierrepont Up For Sale

The Real Deal reports that Brooklyn Law School, which has owned 2 Pierrepont Street, a twelve story postwar apartment building at the corner of Pierrepont Street and Pierrepont Place, for the last thirty years and used it as faculty and student housing, has put the building up for sale. The school paid $2.2 million for […]

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Landmarks Orders Illegal Work Rectified At 54 State Street

Over the years, much work has been done on the apartment building at 54 State Street, including partial demolition, without the approval of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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Developer Acquires Rights to Citibank Building on Montague

The Real Deal reports that developer Jonathan Rose Companies has agreed to buy the building (photo) that houses Citibank’s Brooklyn Heights branch. According to the article, Rose acquired the rights to purchase the building from another real estate concern, Treeline Equities, which owns the office building at 189 Montague Street, two doors down from the […]

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Heights Hero Herbert Kaufman Dies

Herbert Kaufman, an architect who, along with fellow Heights Hero Edwards Rullman and others, helped preserve and revive Brooklyn Heights, has died at 92, The Brooklyn Eagle reports.   He restored many brownstones in Brooklyn Heights, including the old YMCA on Joralemon Street. Kaufman was a BHA board member and vice president and worked on the […]

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