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Landmarks Says No Go To Willow Street Backyard Pool

Residents of 105 Willow Street who applied to excavate their backyard 25 feet deep for an in-ground pool got a thumbs down from Landmarks, according to a story in Brownstoner. The application called for excavation of the property’s rear yard, “putting in a pool and whirlpool underground with a barrel vault ceiling and a skylight, […]

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The Big Reveal: Scaffolding, Netting Removed From Herman Behr Mansion

Just over seven months after one of Brooklyn Heights’ mightiest architectural triumphs—the Herman Behr Mansion—was shrouded in netting and scaffolding, exterior work has been completed. Our baby is back! The beloved Romanesque Revival residential building at 82 Pierrepont Street underwent a mass of restoration to its facade, and looks fresh and ever beautiful again. The […]

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Landmarks Unamused By Interior Alterations At Former Gage & Tollner Space

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny an application to legalize changes made to the interior of the former Gage and Tollner Restaurant at 372 Fulton Street. The landmarked interior, which has housed a discount jewelry store since 2010 (formerly Arby’s and TGI Friday’s) has already faced mounting fines because it masked the interior […]

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WSJ: The Long & Storied History Of Gage & Tollner At 374 Fulton Street

The storied locale that housed Gage & Tollner restaurant from 1892 through the beginning of the millennium is both an endearing and bittersweet tale of Downtown Brooklyn’s history. New York City landmarked the eatery’s exterior in 1974 and a year later, its interior. It was the first landmarked dining room and the city’s third interior […]

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Take A Look At Me Now: 62 Montague Street Reveals New Facade After Two-Year Restoration

The 10-story Queen Anne beauty at 62 Montague Street, near the entrance to the Promenade, is at last revealing its two-year massive facade restoration. In September 2010, the coop building began a meticulous project to repair and restore every iota of its brick, mortar and terra cotta exterior; this week, the scaffolding is coming down, […]

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No More Landmarks Legislation, Insists Realtor Lobbying Coalition

A group formed by the powerful Real Estate Board of New York that includes a half-dozen development and labor organizations, is sharpening its knives to rally against future Landmarks legislation in New York City neighborhoods. The new alliance—the Responsible Landmarks Coalition—is gunning to bring a cease fire to what it calls “the increasing prevalence of […]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema At 70 Henry Street To Be Razed, After All

After a push & pull tug of war throughout 2012, it appears the beloved Brooklyn Heights Cinema building at 70 Henry Street is about to meet the wrecking ball, after all. But there’s hope: Plans call for a movie theater on the ground level of the new structure to be built on the site. BHB […]

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Downtown Skyscraper District: He Said/He Said On Landmarks Approval

Despite City Council approval February 1 of the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which designated 21 buildings along Court Street as a new landmark district, the debate continues in an Op-Ed He Said/He Said piece in the Brooklyn Courier. Commentary is offered from supporter Philip Magnuson, chair of the Brooklyn Heights Assn. Landmark Preservation Committee; […]

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Downtown BK’s Historic Offerman Building At Last Gets New Life Via TJ Maxx

The beautifully historic but long-suffering Romanesque revival Offerman Building along Fulton Street Mall is at last getting the facelift it so deserves. As H&M continues its new-construction two-story glass modernist build-out next door, TJ Maxx will open a downtown Brooklyn store at 505 Fulton Street, according to signage that appeared within the last week. Imagine […]

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