Buildings of Brooklyn: The John Rankin House
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 […]
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has been criticized for being more concerned about architecture than people’s homes in the battle to save three historic Brownstones in Bed-Stuy, according to The Brownstoner. Laura Kusisto reported on the controversy last week.