The recent battle over creating a historic skyscraper district in Downtown Brooklyn raised an unresolved question: Is historic preservation always the right choice?
The New York City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses on Tuesday approved a five-block, 21-building historic district in Downtown Brooklyn, despite opposition, reported the New York Times. The Real Estate Board of New York and the co-op board of 72 Court Street, one of the 21 buildings, are against the historic […]
A study put out by Councilman Brad Lander (D–Park Slope) found that only 43 percent of B61 buses arrived on time during rush hour, with some buses arriving 20 minutes late, The Brooklyn Paper reported. The study also found that some buses were overcrowded, exceeding the 54 person limit. The B61, which runs from downtown Brooklyn […]
A new mural in Downtown Brooklyn leaves some scratching their heads.
Those who missed the morning ceremony gathered at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Chip shop for a viewing. For some, the viewing was their second.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz lent his support to plans to designate the center of Downtown Brooklyn as New York’s first “Skyscraper Historic District”, according to The New York Post. However, he clarified that his support hinges on the removal of a co-op complex at 75 Livingston St. from the proposal. The designation would protect […]
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be opening a new subway stop in Downtown Brooklyn. According to NY1, the MTA announced it is opening a transfer connector between Jay Street and Lawrence Street, connecting riders from the A, C and F lines at Jay Street to the R line at Lawrence Street. Not only will the […]
New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission is planning to designate Downtown Brooklyn a first-ever “Skyscraper Historic District,” reports the New York Post. A public hearing on the proposal will be held December 14.
Prosecutors in Brooklyn say a construction company agreed to pay $20 million to resolve an investigation that claimed the company falsely reported hiring minority subcontractors on several New York City projects. The Schiavone Construction Company signed a nonprosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday, says the Daily Eagle. The company […]
By Caitlin Kasunich Since July 2009, the second floor of 136 Lawrence St. in Downtown Brooklyn has served as a collective house for many young people who move in and out of New York City. They share all of their food and spend much of their time together. They work on various creative arts projects […]