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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Landmarking
Recognition by the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission of the architectural significance of certain buildings or groups of buildings. Conveys protection from destruction or uncharacteristic alteration.

Prospect Heights Apartment House District: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: January 24, 2018 - 11:33am
If your building is in the proposed Prospect Heights Apartment House District and you're curious how historic designation would affect it, we've provided some answers to basic questions below. For more information, visit the Landmarks Preservation Commission web site, or contact us.
 
 
What makes the Prospect Heights Apartment House District special?

Prospect Heights Apartment House District chosen by Historic Districts Council as one of “Six to Celebrate”

Posted: January 19, 2018 - 12:06pm

BROOKLYN, NY, January 19 2018: The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC), The Cultural Row Block Association on Eastern Parkway (CuRBA) and the Historic Districts Council (HDC) have announced that HDC has selected the Prospect Heights Apartment House District as one of its “Six to Celebrate” preservation initiatives for 2018. “Six to Celebrate” is a designation that the advocacy organization uses to set preservation priorities and channel resources to historic communities in need of recognition across the city.

Make a contribution to preserve the Prospect Heights Apartment House District

Posted: October 12, 2017 - 12:09pm

Our campaign to preserve the Prospect Heights Apartment House District involves research, community outreach, and communications. Much work is being done by community volunteers, but we need your contribution to help us cover the cost of research and communications. 

Please click the button below to make a tax-deductible donation. All funds you contribute will be used exclusively to help preserve the architecture and character of southern Prospect Heights.

Brooklyn Public Library hosts October 15 event on history of southern Prospect Heights

Posted: October 2, 2017 - 9:51am

Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood may be known for its nineteenth century row houses, but it’s also home to one of Brooklyn’s first higher-density residential districts along Eastern Parkway. This collection of over 80 apartment houses represents a unique period in Brooklyn history when building patterns shifted and a new type of urban dwelling was built for a rising middle class. Built on land that had remained vacant for decades, these apartment houses attracted people who wanted to live near Brooklyn’s cultural center and Prospect Park, sought the advantages of apartment dwelling, and wanted rapid access to downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan.

From Park Lands to Our Lands: Preserving the History of Southern Prospect Heights

Start Date: 
October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, Cultural Row Block Association (CuRBA)
Location: 
Brooklyn Public Library Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza Information Commons Lab
United States
Description: 

Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood may be known for its nineteenth century row houses, but it’s also home to one of Brooklyn’s first higher-density residential districts along Eastern Parkway. This collection of over 80 apartment houses represents a unique period in Brooklyn history when building patterns shifted and a new type of urban dwelling was built for a rising middle class. Built on land that had remained vacant for decades, these apartment houses attracted people who wanted to live near Brooklyn’s cultural center and Prospect Park, sought the advantages of apartment dwelling, and wanted rapid access to downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The story of how the East Side Park Lands Apartment House district was created links Brooklyn’s agrarian past, the construction of Prospect Park, and the extension of the subway system along Eastern Parkway. Now a group of local advocates has proposed designating the area a New York City Landmark District. Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Historic Districts Council and architectural historian Suzanne Spellen to explore the history of this part of Prospect Heights, and learn about how it can be preserved for the future.

Open to: 
General public