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Willoughby Avenue and Hart Street celebrate new Historic District designation, ending years of advocacy and controversy

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Jun. 26, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith, Brownstoner Almost two years after Willoughby Avenue’s historic Jacob Dangler mansion was torn down during a landmarking review process, sending many neighbors into mourning, Willoughby Avenue and Hart Street locals were jubilant Tuesday after the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to preserve their blocks of predominantly late 19th…
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Historic Bed-Stuy brownstones’ fate debated at heated public hearing on Willoughby-Hart landmarking proposal

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Jun. 14, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith More than 30 years after the city’s landmarking body first considered preserving a historic section of Willoughby Avenue and Hart Street in Bed-Stuy, residents — some whose brownstones have been in their family for five generations — were able to share at a public hearing why they are calling…
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Public hearing scheduled for Willoughby-Hart historic district proposal in Bed-Stuy

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May. 27, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith

After first contemplating a stretch of Willoughby Avenue and Hart Street in Bed-Stuy for protection in 1992, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has officially added it to the calendar for consideration as a new historic district, triggering an upcoming public hearing.

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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