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Landmarks rejects townhouse proposal pitched for Brooklyn Heights’ historic Grace Court


Feb. 2, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith A Greek Revival-style townhouse pitched to rise on a garden lot on Brooklyn Heights’ historic Grace Court was roundly rejected by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday for being out of character, out of proportion, and “the visual equivalent of a defensive crouch,” according to one commissioner. At issue was also whether the lot, one of 10 street-facing backyards attached to Remsen Street houses that have provided greenery and open space along Grace Court for more than 170 years, should be developed at all or preserved. The backyard lot in question at 39…
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