DUMBO's industrial facades and celebrated view of the Manhattan Bridge will be preserved, as the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday voted unanimously to designate the area New York's 90th historic district.
DUMBO Area Gets Landmarked
While some critics consider the designation a hurdle to development, the chairman of the commission, Robert Tierney, said it was an opportunity to attract more interest in the area. "Preserving the neighborhood's character will make people want to come here," Mr. Tierney said.
You mean property values in landmarked neighborhoods go up?! Why does the Queens machine like to tell us the opposite?
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