Well, it was bound to happen. One day after mentioning all the crazy luxury developments going up in Williamsburg, a Landmarks Preservation Commission ruling makes the case of one particularly controversial building even more interesting. The Real Estate reports that the LPC designated the old grocery warehouse at 184 Kent?where it's hard to know who to root for?as a landmark yesterday, for some boring architectural reasons that we don't really care about (have we mentioned The Gutter lately?). So what does this mean? Well, Karl Fischer may have to rethink those plans for the extra floors, large windows and open-air courtyard smack in the middle of the building. We eagerly await the next move, and welcome all e-mails from any nanny-employing graff artists that wish to comment.
[photo from Historic Disctricts Council via Gotham Gazette]
· Billburg Condo Plan Dealt a Blow [The Real Estate]
· 184 Kent Street: Who's the Biggest Jackass? [Curbed]
· Art, Culture, All Things Good to be Murdered in Williamsburg [Curbed]