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Two Montague Buildings Nominated for Landmarking

Two buildings on Montague Street between Clinton and Court, 181-183 Montague and 185 Montague (left and right in the photo), have, the Eagle reports, been nominated for landmark status. Last November we reported that, during a discussion between preservationist Anthony Wood and architectural historian Francis Morrone at the Brooklyn Historical Society, it was mentioned that […]

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Landmark Status Sought for Two Brooklyn Heights Buildings

Last Monday I attended the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the designation of Brooklyn Heights as New York City’s first landmarked historic district, held at the Brooklyn Historical Society and co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association and by the New York Preservation Archive Project (“NYPAP”). The evening’s program (read more about the proceedings in the Eagle) […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Brooklyn Heights Historic District

This coming Monday evening, November 23, the Brooklyn Historical Society, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Heights Association and the New York Preservation Archive Project will present a festive evening to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Brooklyn Heights’ designation as New York City’s first historic district. The program will feature noted architectural historian and Brooklyn resident […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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Will Someone Buy the Heights Cinema Building to Preserve It?

Kate Briquelet’s Brooklyn Paper story quotes Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy as saying he has “received e-mails from people interested in buying the building.” The Brooklyn Paper: “There are a lot of people who want to keep it around,” said Lowy, who hopes to find a new home for the theater if the building […]

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Historic Districts Council Conference at St. Francis This Saturday

The Historic Districts Council, which advocates the preservation of historic neighborhoods in New York City, will hold its 17th annual Preservation Conference, “Looking Forward, Looking Back”, this weekend, with the main event, a series of lectures, to be held at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, on Saturday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 […]

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City Acts to Save 186 Remsen

Built in the late 19th century, the office building at 186 Remsen Street has, in the memory of your correspondent, been the national headquarters of the NAACP, the home of Little Flower Children’s Services, and, for the past decade or so, vacant. Now the City is moving to save it.

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Muni-Mall at Court and Joralemon?

Mayor Bloomberg and Borough President Markowitz today announced that the City is issuing a Request for Proposal to develop 37,000 square feet of space on the ground and second floors of the Brooklyn Municipal Building (photo above), at the corner of Court and Joralemon Streets, for commercial retail use. The space will become available when […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Releases Tobacco Warehouse RFP

As rumored, Brooklyn Bridge Park has issued a Request for Proposal [download PDF]  “for the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the former Tobacco Warehouse for cultural, educational or community purposes.”

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MAS Hosts Walking Tours in and Around Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Eagle reports on some great walking tours presented by the Municipal Arts Society in the next few weeks.  For more information call (212) 935-2075 or visit the MAS website.   Tickets have already sold out to Francis Morrone’s tour of Carroll Gardens! Brooklyn Eagle: The Municipal Art Society (MAS) will conduct several architectural and […]

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