Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Residents want to triple size of Brooklyn historic district

From Brownstoner:

On Thursday night, the Park Slope Civic Council set forth an ambitious plan to expand the Park Slope Historic District in three phases over the next several years; if completed, the effort would result in the largest landmarked area in the city, reported the Brooklyn Paper. Phase 1 would address the area bounded by Flatbush, Prospect Park West, 15th Street and 7th Avenue; Phase 2 would include the blocks between 5th and 7th Avenues between Union and 15th Streets; Phase 3 would encompass the strip between 4th and 5th Avenues all the way from Flatbush to 15th Street. In all, more than 5,000 new buildings would gain protection through the plan. "There is so much of Park Slope that is at risk and in danger of development," said Peter Bray, chair of the Council's Expansion Committee. “We want to preserve everything that needs to be preserved.”

Compare this to Queens where residents fight to keep properties and blocks OUT OF designated districts.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful job the preservation community does in keeping information among themselves.

Unless you are the 'right' group you need not apply.

Not a bad use of public taxes eh? Remember that Queens the next time they close down a hospital or build more housing for your sewers, grid, and schools to handle.

italian girl said...

"Compare this to Queens where residents fight to keep properties and blocks OUT OF designated districts."

Some people in Queens will always want the ability to crapify their property.

Anonymous said...

The people living in Park Slope are way richer then the people living in Queens... they even got them to suspend alternate side parking after whining enough.

Anonymous said...

It is almost impossible to get useful information on landmarking and against the torrent of real estate agents knocking on doors, drooling prodevelopment stories in the press, and politicans that spread lies about this process, anyone trying to landmark anything in Queens has an almost impossible task awaiting them.

Compare this envirnment (and culture) to other groups, like Transportation Alternatives, which has the support of a city-wide network and are imposing bikes on a hostile or indifferent city.

In five years they have accomplished more than community preservationists in thirty.

Anonymous said...

The landmarking process is designed to keep most of the city out - you have to have lots of time and money to do it.

Instead of demanding the the LPC has the internal resources to take care of the needs of the city, they have a template perfectly designed for upscale neighborhoods with plenty of resources.

About as fair as a poll tax on voting.

Anonymous said...

Ever go to a function with community preservationists?

Latino: Peurto Rican
Black: African-American
White: 95% of the room

Refreshments: Wine and cheese

Speaker: someone that went to school with (and sounds like) David Rockefeller.

a bfha member said...

Nice for the already well endowed Brooklyn!

But across the border in the humble borough of Queens it's a whole different story (as usual)!

Deserving Broadway/Flushing can't even get a municipal historic district a third of the original size we proposed!

And how many thousands of houses are included in that huge Park Slope district?

Oh LPC agreed to toss us a few chicken bones on the floor in the way of a block of tudor row houses.

This is all despite the fact that our proposed district has already attained State and Federal historic district status!

Thank you Mike Bloomberg for ordering the Tierney/Betts team to turn us down!

Could it be to punish Tony Avella?

We think so and we're very likely to punish you at the polls this November!

Anonymous said...

Heh, heh, heh...
little Mikey Bloomberg's trying to avoid the schoolyard bully at P.S. 32's polling place but he's gonna take a beating nonetheless!

Anonymous said...

Mayor Bloomberg has been invited to attend the next general meeting of the Broadway Flushing Homeowners Association.

I wonder if he'll show up?

If he punks out (due to "a last minute scheduling conflict") and doesn't...who he sends in his place will indicate the status of our area within the pecking order of Queens neighborhoods.

Crap...if he sends a meager CAU representative!

A little better if CAU's Commissioner Natzli Parvisi attends herself.

Better if a deputy mayor arrives
at "Church On The Hill".

Then, of course there's the possibility of hizzoner's arrival himself...bravo, supreme!

The suspense leaves me on the edge of my chair!

District Lines Reader said...

You are all totally unfair. HDC is always responsive to our concerns and our community board and local officials fully support designation.

In Tha No said...

No one cares what Queens Crap has to say.

Only the Queens Preservation Alliance speaks for the borough.

finasteride said...

He he he he!!!!!!

and is well all is well.

italian girl said...

What's with all the meds being posted all over QC??

Anonymous said...

THE LANDMARKS LAW EXISTS ONLY TO PROTECT THE WELL HEALED NEIGHBORHOODS WITH POLITICAL CLOUT!

ABOLISH THE LANDMARKS LAW!

IT'S DISCRIMINATORY BECAUSE IT IGNORES EVERYONE ELSE!

THEN LET ALL OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS SWIM IN THE SAME GREAT CESSPOOL OF NON-PRESERVATION DEMOCRACY TOGETHER!

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T HEAR ABOVE ALL THE SCREAMING!!!!!!