The Landmarks Preservation Commission also issued a press release regarding today's calendaring action (excerpts below; full release here). The press release states contradictory figures for the size of the proposed extension, at one point indicating 582 buildings, and at another point, 564 buildings. We're not sure which is correct. At any rate, thank you, LPC! And congratulations to Staten Island on your new landmarks.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION CONSIDERS NINE STATEN ISLAND SITES AND 582 PARK SLOPE BUILDINGS
Staten Island Armory and Episcopal Become Landmarks, and Six Structures on the SI Advance Towards Designation, As an Expansion of the Park Slope Historic District Gets Under Way
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission today unanimously designated Christ Church, its rectory and parish house in New Brighton and the Headquarters Troop, 51st Cavalry Brigade Armory in Castleton Corners as individual New York City Landmarks. The Commission also agreed to formally consider on a plan to enlarge Brooklyn’s Park Slope Historic District by 582 buildings, and held public hearings on proposals to designate seven sites on Staten Island as individual landmarks...
The proposed Park Slope Historic District Extension would encompass 564 rowhouses and apartment buildings, mostly constructed in the 1880s, on both sides of 7th and 8th avenues between 7th and 15th streets and the west side of Bartell Pritchard Square, adjoining Prospect Park. The existing Park Slope Historic District, designated in 1973, consists of 1,975 buildings and is the third largest historic district in the City. A date for a public hearing was not immediately announced...