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Watch: Brooklyn Heights Preservationists Otis and Nancy Pearsall on Treasures of New York

Channel 13’s “Treasures of New York” will present the story of the preservation movement in New York City, prominently featuring the efforts to preserve Brooklyn Heights led by Otis and Nancy Pearsall Sunday night. If you missed the program, you can watch it in its entirety here.

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Otis Pratt Pearsall, Preservation Pioneer, Still on the Barricades

Otis Pratt Pearsall, who, along with his wife, Nancy, was the prime mover behind the drive to prevent Robert Moses from destroying the northeast part of Brooklyn Heights by tearing down existing houses and stores to build  luxury apartment towers, and whose efforts were rewarded by the Heights' being designated the first historic district in […]

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Zoom Chat with Brooklyn Heights Preservation Pioneers the Pearsalls and Preservation Advocate Anthony Wood Wednesday Afternoon

Those of us interested in Brooklyn Heights history and architecture consider Clay Lancaster’s Old Brooklyn Heights an indispensable guide. Thanks to Brownstoner we’ve been alerted to an event coming up this Wednesday afternoon, May 20, starting at 3:45. This will be a conversation, available on Zoom, among Heights preservation pioneers Otis and Nancy Pearsall and preservation advocate Anthony C. Wood of The New York […]

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Heights Hero Nancy Pearsall Schools St. Francis College Students on the Landmarking Of Brooklyn Heights

Heights Hero Nancy Pearsall addressed St. Francis College students this week and discussed the landmarking of Brooklyn Heights. Mrs. Pearsall, along with her husband Otis and the band of preservationists originally known at CCIC, fought Robert Moses and earned landmark status for Brooklyn Heights. Mrs. Pearsall talks about gathering all the data about historic homes […]

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Pearsall to Eagle: I’m Against Plan to Add 6 More Stories to 75 Clinton

Brownstoner reports today that work has begun “in earnest” to convert the former Bankruptcy Court building at 75 Clinton Street  to condos.  Plans filed for the flip  in 2007 called for an addition of 6 stories.  The blog adds that there’s no sign of steel work on the roof and speculates that the owners, Clinton Realty […]

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Morrone, Pearsall to Speak at Bard Breakfast Wednesday

Next Wednesday, December 9, Francis Morrone, architectural historian, Brooklyn resident, and author of An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, will speak at the 2009 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit presented by the New York Preservation Archive Project. Mr. Morrone will be introduced by Otis Pratt Pearsall (photo), Heights resident, lawyer, and leader of the successful campaign in […]

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Electeds, Preservationists Celebrate Brooklyn Heights Historic District at Plaque Re-Dedication Ceremony

Fifty years ago, Brooklyn Heights was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This distinction and the advocacy of many dedicated  preservationists, lead to the passing of New York City’s Landmarks Law in April 1965 and in November of 1965, Brooklyn Heights was designated New York’s first Historic District.  And so to […]

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Martin Schneider Takes Times To Task For Lack Of Pierhouse Coverage

Brooklyn Heights resident and historic preservation activist Martin Schneider has shared with us the following letter he wrote to the New York Times City Editor concerning the controversy over the Pierhouse structure’s blocking views of the Brooklyn Bridge: To the City Editor:​​ The bloated building now underway in the Brooklyn Bridge Park at Furman and […]

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Five Books About Brooklyn Heights You Should Be Reading Right Now

Anyone who loves Brooklyn Heights and wants to know more about its history, should consider these five books as a quick primer on the neighborhood. Long time residents/readers of BHB may already be familiar with these titles – at least two are written by friends of the site – and are welcome to share their […]

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BHA Seeks Smaller Tower at Pier 6; Slams Pierhouse Addition

In a statement released last night on their website, the board of the Brooklyn Heights Association has requested that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation reconsider the proposed heights of two controversial residential towers now in the planning stages for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. According to a statement on the Association’s website, the […]

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