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City Council Approves Skyscraper Historic District

Today the City Council approved the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District by a vote of 46-1, with two abstentions. The Brooklyn Paper: Preservationists hailed the city for protecting a slew of Romanesque Revival and Beaux-Arts structures, including the tiered co-op 75 Livingston St., which housed some of the designation’s most vocal opponents. “We’re thrilled,” said […]

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Brooklyn Law Dorm at 184 Joralemon to Become Condos

Brooklyn Law School has sold its dormitory at 184 Joralemon Street to a developer who intends to convert it to condos. The Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn Law School has signed a contract to sell a residence hall in Brooklyn Heights for $12 million, according to people familiar with the deal. The law school entered into […]

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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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CB 2, in Divided Vote, Supports “Skyscraper” Historic District

At yesterday’s meeting at St. Francis College, Community Board 2 decided to support the proposed “Skyscraper” Historic District. The Brooklyn Paper: At its monthly meeting, Community Board 2 voted 16–10 in favor of the new district, which would designate certain towers on Livingston, Court and Montague streets as worthy of historic preservation. The vote came […]

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CB 2 Meeting at St. Francis Wednesday Evening to Consider “Skyscraper” Historic District

Community Board 2 will have its monthly meeting this coming Wednesday, December 8 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. Among the items on the agenda is a public hearing on the proposed “Skyscraper Historic District” which would protect a number of historic tall buildings along the west side of Court […]

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