Tag: landmarks-preservation-commission

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

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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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In 2023, Linden Street became a first for Bushwick

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Jan. 1, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith

With 2023 on the way out, we take our annual look back at the Brooklyn buildings and neighborhoods considered significant enough to merit designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission during the year.

What’s happening with the empty Bed-Stuy lot where the Dangler Mansion once stood?

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Sep. 19, 2023 By Anna Bradley-Smith More than a year after the shocking demolition of the historic Jacob Dangler mansion at 441 Willoughby Avenue by a local developer with plans for a new apartment building, the site remains empty and still under the ownership of the struggling nonprofit that said it made a deal to sell the beloved French Gothic Revival building to avoid foreclosure. While court filings show the nonprofit has not yet filed a petition with the state attorney general to sell the property, documents recorded only last week by the city show a $1.525 million mortgage was…
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