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Landmark Preservation

  • Renewed Hope For 364 Henry Street?

    John Quadrozzi, owner of the long-decaying Cobble Hill townhouse at 364 Henry Street & Congress Street, has scheduled a meeting with the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a major building upgrade. According to public records cited by Brownstoner, he’s been promising to repair the structure since 2010. Proposed changes on the LPC agenda for both 364 […]
    (via Cobble Hill Blog)

    October 22, 2012
  • St. Ann’s & The Holy Trinity Hosts ‘Spirits Of Heights’ Restoration Gala

    A celebration of “neighborhood greats” will take place Friday, October 19, 2012, from 6-9:30 p.m., at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street. Featured at the “Spirits of Brooklyn Heights” gala are composer/lyricist Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Harry Chapin’s daughter, urban/folk/soul singer Jen Chapin, who will perform […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    October 9, 2012
  • Brownstone At Hicks & Joralemon Undergoes Ooh-La-La Conversion

    A four-story Brooklyn Heights townhouse at 265 Hicks Street (on the corner of Joralemon) is undergoing a renovation that will convert the eight-family property into two units. Brownstoner reports that the DOB permit calls for “exterior demolition and restoration of the existing brownstone,” which will include construction of a new front stoop, rear balcony, new […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    August 23, 2012
  • NY Observer’s Deep Dish On Willowtown Mansion Sale

    The manse at 40 Willow Place that sold for $7.3M, as we reported Tuesday, gets a deeper look in a story published by the New York Observer. It begins: “The modern masterpiece may not be able to command a sales price like some of its Brooklyn Heights neighbors—to wit, Truman Capote’s old abode at 70 […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    August 22, 2012
  • In The Pink: 29 Grace Court Finally Finds A Buyer

    The 25-foot wide, four-family brownstone at 29 Grace Court, which has been on the market for nearly two years, has at last found a buyer. Originally listed for $6.2 million in September 2010, followed by a price drop to $5.95 million in January 2011, Brownstoner reports that its sale has been recorded for $5.25 million—not […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    August 8, 2012
  • Cobble Hill Landmarks Meeting: Thursday, July 26

    The Landmarks/Land Use Committee of Cobble Hill’s Community Board 6 will review four applications for proposed work within the neighborhood’s Historic District, at a meeting Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m., at the Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry Street. The Cobble Hill Association urges, “If these properties are located near you or you have […]
    (via Cobble Hill Blog)

    July 24, 2012
  • Backtrax: Downtown’s Martin’s Dept. Store & Offerman Building

    As the Landmarked Romanesque revival Offerman Building along Fulton Street Mall continues buildout of TJ Maxx and a bevy of boutique stores—alongside H&M’s new-construction two-story glass modernist structure—it’s high time to take a look back at the history of the storied location at 505 Fulton Street. Its life began in 1891, commissioned by mogel Henry […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    June 23, 2012