City Council Votes Yes on Plan to Turn Landmarked Childs Restaurant Into Theater

Cate reports for Brownstoner. The full City Council Thursday approved the proposal championed by outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to turn Childs restaurant into an entertainment complex and public park. The $53,000,000 project, now called the Seaside Park and Community Art Center, will involve restoring the landmarked façade and building a 5,000 seat amphitheater, park and playground. “By restoring this iconic section

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Whole Foods lettuce down: City preservationists

Megan Riesz reports for The Brooklyn Paper. City preservationists are slapping the just-opened Gowanus Whole Foods Market with a fine today for failing to keep up the long-abandoned historic building the high-end supermarket sits on either side of, according to a city spokeswoman. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will hit Whole Foods with a $3,000 fine for failing to maintain

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Landmarks Commission Not Crazy About 372 Broadway Rebirth

Jeremiah Budin reports for Curbed. 6 Cortlandt Alley, the condo development previously known as 372 Broadway, finally had its date with the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday, and the meeting went about as well as these things usually go with they focus on multi-story glass additions on top of old buildings: not all that well. “It’s too busy up there and

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Landmarks Commission Weighs in on Domino Development

Jeremiah Budin reports for Curbed. Only one building (technically, that building is three buildings) in the Two Trees Domino Sugar Factory development is under the purview of the Landmarks Preservation Commission—the individually landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery (third from the left). At a public hearing yesterday, the Commission took a look at architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle’s designs for that structure,

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