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!