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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Landmarking
Recognition by the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission of the architectural significance of certain buildings or groups of buildings. Conveys protection from destruction or uncharacteristic alteration.

City Council Landmarks Subcommittee hearing

Start Date: 
September 9, 2009 - 11:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
New York City Council
Location: 
City Hall
City Hall Park, Manhattan
United States
Description: 

Although the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the Prospect Heights Historic District in June, it’s not official until the measure is approved by the City Council. Next stop is the Council’s Landmarks subcommittee, which will hear testimony on the designation at its next meeting on September 9th at 11:00AM. Join Councilmember Letitia James and show your support for designation. Ask City Council to approve the district ASAP! You must RSVP to gib@veconi.com by 9/4 to ensure you are cleared to enter City Hall on the day of the hearing.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

CB8 Housing Committee Meeting

Start Date: 
September 3, 2009 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Zoning
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park Place and Prospect Place)
United States
Description: 

On Thursday, September 3, Housing/ULURP Committee of Community Board 8 will hold their first meeting of the new year and will be discussing an application for a variance to build an extension to a brownstone in the newly created historic district of Prospect Heights. The meeting will be at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 727 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday.
According to the Community Board announcement: "Mr. Michael Zeh from Standard Architects will discuss plans for an addition to 390 Park Place which is located in the Landmark District of Prospect Heights. The project will consist of removal of the existing bay window, adding 2 stories and a bay window in the rear yard with 214 square feet on the basement level and 158 square feet on the 1st floor."

Open to: 
General public

Landmarks Commission designates Prospect Heights Historic District

Posted: June 23, 2009 - 11:03pm

On June 23, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Prospect Heights Historic District. With approximately 850 buildings, the new district is the largest created in over twenty years, and ranks as the fifth largest historic district in New York City overall. “Prospect Heights is among Brooklyn’s most distinguished, cohesive neighborhoods because of its architectural integrity and diversity, scale, tree-lined streets and residential character,” said LPC Chairman Tierney. “These features lend the neighborhood its unique sense of place, making it a natural for historic district status.”

LPC distributes building descriptions for proposed historic district

Posted: May 6, 2009 - 8:48am

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is in the process of preparing the designation report for the proposed Prospect Heights Historic District. Owners of buildings within the district's study area have received (or will receive shortly) descriptions of their properties. After designation, the building description will serve as the baseline against which all future changes to the exterior of the property will be evaluated by LPC.

In The NY TImes: Ask An Expert About Historic Preservation

Posted: March 24, 2009 - 8:00am

This week in The Times' City Room Blog, Simeon Bankoff, the executive director of the Historic Districts Council is answering readers' questions about historic preservation and rezoning in New York City. You can post a question by visiting the City Room Blog.

PHNDC general meeting

Start Date: 
March 3, 2009 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Social services
Local development projects
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9, room 134
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States
Description: 

The March 2009 PHNDC general meeting will be open to the public so community members interested in finding out more about PHNDC's current projects will have an opportunity to hear updates and ask questions.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Roll call
  • Committee reports
    • Historic designation
    • Transportation
    • Zoning
    • Atlantic Yards
  • Old business
    • "No flyers" signs for Prospect Heights
    • "Pedestrian Streets" initiative for Vanderbilt Avenue
    • Update to Prospect Heights neighborhood study
  • New business
  • Community questions and answers
  • Adjournment
Open to: 
General public