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Buildings We Love (And Would Hate to Lose)

by Jennifer Trontz on

GWAPP and Preservation Greenpoint are interested in hearing about which local buildings you would like landmarked. Buildings not landmarked and outside the current Greenpoint Historic District have no protection from demolition. A couple we have already thought about: The Huron Street Public Bath at 139 Huron Street and the Greenpoint Church of God building at… READ MORE

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HDC Announces Greenpoint as “Six to Celebrate” in 2013

by Jennifer Trontz on

The Historic Districts Council (HDC), an advocate for historic buildings and neighborhoods in New York City, named Greenpoint one of its 2013 Six to Celebrate: NYC Neighborhoods Meriting Preservation. The HDC helps the chosen neighborhoods strategize, organize and reach out to residents to save the character of their neighborhood and specific landmarks. The HDC says:… READ MORE

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Proposed Expansion of Greenpoint’s Historic District

by Jennifer Trontz on

Greenpoint’s historic district should be expanded to include all of Franklin Street from Calyer Street to Dupont Street. The current Greenpoint Historic District includes Franklin only from Noble Street to Java Street. The currently excluded sections of Franklin Street have significant architecture worth saving, featuring the architectural styles popular between 1850 and early 1900s especially… READ MORE

Dewey Thompson in front of Noble Street fence. Photo by Stefano Giovannini. From Brooklyn Paper.

Noble Street Fence

by Jennifer Trontz on

The latest in the fight to open Noble Street: For almost 30 years developer Joshua Guttman has ignored pleas from the community to remove fences on Noble Street that have kept citizens from a public street and scenic views of the East River and Manhattan. In April 2011, the Department of Transportation (DOT) filed suit… READ MORE

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