Admiral's Row
at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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For many years, the Historic Districts Council, along with a number of its Neighborhood Partners, have been advocating for the preservation of the Admiral's Row houses in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This row of mid- to late-19th century residences, ranging in style from Italiate to Second Empire to Queen Anne, plus what is likely the oldest surviving wooden timber shed in the United States, are strong reminders of Brooklyn's naval history and the central role the borough played in monitoring our country's defense for more than a century.

Now development plans spearheaded by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Economic Development Corporation (BNYEDC) threaten to demolish these magnificent structures and replace them with a large-scale destination supermarket. Since 2007 HDC has served as a consulting party in a Section 106 review process with the National Guard (which currently owns the property) to determine to what extent the row will be preserved, if at all.

How you can help:

Help save Admiral's Row by urging the local elected officials to support its preservation!

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