Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sunset Park wants to stop the insanity
From the Daily News:
Sunset Park is being clouded.
For years now, builders have been breaking up century-old rows of brownstones, putting up schlocky condos in the middle of blocks where they look like they don’t belong.
The character assassination has gotten so out of control that a new group is working hard to gain landmark status for pockets that have a high density of unspoiled housing stock.
The group, Sunset Park Landmarks Committee, is hoping to convince the city to landmark up to 800 buildings — or 10% — of the neighborhood.
In an area that’s not conventionally regarded as historic, that’s not nothing.