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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Monday evening, May 8 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “100 Clark Street: A Case Study in Navigating Building Codes, Gravity, and Landmark Preservation,” a panel discussion about the difficulties faced by owner Margaret Streicker Porres and architect (and former Brooklyn Heights Association president) Tom van den Bout (his professional partner, Brenda […]

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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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Historic Districts Council Joins Fray Over Pierhouse View Obstruction

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Historic Districts Council, an organization with a 44 year history of advocacy for the protection of historic districts, such as Brooklyn Heights, has allied itself with the Brooklyn Heights Association and Save The View Now in their efforts to limit the height of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier […]

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Landmarks Commission Rejects Second Cinema Site Plan

Although Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy spoke in favor of the proposal, The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has now rejected a second plan for a structure to replace the present Cinema building at 70 Henry Street that would have several floors of apartments and space for the Cinema on the […]

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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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Historic Preservation Organizations to Celebrate Martin Schneider’s Book

Battling for Brooklyn Heights, by Heights preservation pioneer, Brooklyn Heights Association board member, and 2010 BHB Ten honoree Martin L. Schneider, will be the subject of a celebration sponsored by the Historic Districts Council and the New York Preservation Archive Project, to be held on Tuesday, February 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the […]

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