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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.

Campaign to landmark Prospect Heights Apartment House District gains more than 1,000 supporters

Posted: August 7, 2018 - 3:24pm

But neighborhood faces a race against time as landlords alter historic buildings to add extra floors

BROOKLYN, NY, August 7, 2018: The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC), and The Cultural Row Block Association on Eastern Parkway (CuRBA) today announced that their campaign to designate the Prospect Heights Apartment House District as a New York City landmark has so far received the support of more than 1,000 residents and stakeholders.

The Prospect Heights Apartment House District is a six-block area of southeastern Prospect Heights containing 107 buildings constructed between 1909 and 1929. The district documents the change in urban living from row houses to apartments in early 20th century Brooklyn.

“Exceeding one thousand supporters after just a few months demonstrates the breadth and depth of support for this idea,” said PHNDC chair Robert Witherwax, The petition has received more than twice the number of signatures that were collected for the 2009 designation of the brownstone streets of Prospect Heights as the neighborhood’s first historic district.  Mr. Witherwax added, “It’s very telling that nearly half of the supporters – tenants and owners alike – actually live in the apartment buildings within the proposed historic district.  This shows deep grass roots support among all residents for this preservation.”

Prospect Heights Apartment House District walking tour [SOLD OUT]

Start Date: 
September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Topic : 
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
Historic Districts Council
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Meeting place provided upon registration
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We're sorry, but the walking tour is now sold out.

Constructed on a lost fragment of the original footprint of Prospect Park is a concentration of 107 buildings dating from 1909-1929. This development, boasting a cohesive design vocabulary and scale, was intended to attract high quality construction to complement the nearby Park, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Public Library. The buildings remain exemplary for their architectural integrity and as housing stock for a diverse population. Join Francis Morrone on a tour of this unique corner of southeast Prospect Heights, as well as local advocates who are working to garner support and submit a proposal for historic district status from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Immediately following the tour, all tour participants are invited to enjoy a free reception hosted by the Cultural Row Block Association (CuRBA)

 

Open to: 
General public (online registration required)

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.