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Local Houses of Worship Open for “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend — Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 — many houses of worship in Brooklyn Heights and nearby will be participating in the “Sacred Sites” open house program sponsored locally by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Two that are offering special, pre-booked tours are the First Unitarian Congregational Society at 116 Pierrepont […]

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Local Houses of Worship in “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House event presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship. The local participating institutions, with their addresses and open house hours, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House weekend presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship, including the newly restored interior of Grace Church (photo). The local participating institutions, […]

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Congregation B’nai Avraham Awarded “Sacred Sites” Grant

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry), Brooklyn Heights’ only Orthodox synagogue, has been awarded a $10,000 “Sacred Sites” grant by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The funds will be used to assist in restoration of the facade of the 1850s vintage brownstone faced Italiante style […]

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Grace Church Awarded “Sacred Sites” Grant

Grace Church, 153 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon Street) is one of three Brooklyn churches to receive a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The award is in the amount of $30,000. From the Conservancy’s press release: The brownstone Grace Church was designed by renowned Gothic […]

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Landmarks President Peg Breen to Speak at CB2 Meeting Wednesday

Peg Breen, President of The New York Landmarks Conservancy, will address the General Meeting of Community Board 2 this Wednesday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m. The title of her talk will be “Forty Shades of Landmarks: The New York Landmarks Conservancy, its Programs and Services.” This is a topic of interest to Brooklyn Heights residents, […]

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State Court Rules Bloomberg Administration and State Acted Improperly in Tobacco Warehouse Transfer

While the attempted turnover of the Tobacco Warehouse for use as a new home for St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater was effectively stopped by a federal court’s decision in July (and St. Ann’s has found a new, if temporary, home in DUMBO), a New York State court ruled in a parallel action brought by the same […]

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St. Ann’s Warehouse: Thanks For Your Support, ‘No Winners’ In This Saga

In an email sent to their mailing list, St. Ann’s Warehouse Artistic Director Susan Feldman thanked everyone for their support during the Tobacco Warehouse saga, indicated that they would be leaving DUMBO but have several options elsewhere, and that this is all due to the ‘callousness’ of the neighborhood and preservation organizations such as the […]

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Four Heights Houses of Worship on “Sacred Sites” Tour This Weekend

Four historic Brooklyn Heights churches–Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, and St. Charles Borromeo–will be opening their doors to visitors this weekend (outside of normal service hours) as part of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. Our Lady of Lebanon, 113 […]

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Federal Court Rules Park Service Violated Law by Allowing Transfer of Tobacco Warehouse, Empire Stores

Federal District Judge Eric Vitaliano issued a memorandum and order granting a preliminary injunction directing the National Park Service to protect the Tobacco Warehouse and the nearby Empire Stores, another Civil War era structure, from being transferred for private development. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, counsel for the plaintiffs–the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Fulton Ferry Landing […]

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