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Pushing for a Bigger Slope Historic District

February 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Park Slope Civic Council has been pushing to greatly expand the Park Slope Historic District (which is a lot smaller than a lot of people think it is. Along thos lines, it’ll be holding its annual community forum on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Old First Church, 7th Avenue and Carroll Street in Park Slope on “A Question of Character: Expanding the Park Slope Historic District.” Stop yawning. This is important stuff as are all historic district proposals and expansions. The meeting, per a press release:

will review the Civic Council’s project, underway for several years, to widen the boundaries of the Park Slope historic district. The boundaries of the historic district were drawn in 1973; these boundaries were not meant to be permanent and leave more than 75% of the neighborhood vulnerable. The Civic Council is working to finish the job and welcomes the public to join in the discussion (admission is free). Speakers will include Francis Morrone, noted architectural historian and author of the Park Slope Architectural History Guide, as well as representatives of the Historic Districts Council and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. For further information click here:

There is both support and opposition to the idea.

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  • 1 Josh11215 // Feb 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I suppose the purpose of the picture is to highlight how new developments don’t “fit into” the neighborhood, but I look at and think, “let’s get rid of that old ratty building with the tacky window air conditioners and replace it with one that looks like the building on the right.”

  • 2 Anonymous // Feb 26, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I agree. Bad choice of pic for flyer.
    I doubt inside of old building is anything to aspire to. Inefficient boiler, cheap replacement windows and dark railroad apts.
    They should have at least taken picture of nice row of houses with outsized ugly fedder bldg stuck in there.
    (p.s. – Carroll Gardens historic districts is even much smaller than P.S. – only a few blocks)