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CurbedWire: A Historic Preservation Three-Pack!

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PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS?The Landmarks Preservation Commission continued its prolific output of late, approving the Ocean on the Park Historic District, a strip of 12 three-story row houses on Ocean Avenue between Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue across from Prospect Park. The houses were built between 1909 and 1918 and one was owned by Brooklyn baseball baron Charles H. Ebbets, of field fame. [CurbedWire Inbox]

GREENWICH VILLAGE, SOHO, UES, CROWN HEIGHTS?The LPC also held hearings on expanding three other historic districts and creating one more. On the road to expansion and protection, as previously mentioned at various times, are the Greenwich Village Historic District (aka the South Village), the Soho Cast-Iron Historic District and the Upper East Side Historic District. The new guy would be Crown Heights North, Phase II, which includes over 600 buildings. [CurbedWire Inbox]

MIDTOWN, EAST VILLAGE? Of the individual landmarks calendared for landmark consideration, a couple of notables jump out. One is Times Square's Brill Building at 1619 Broadway, home to much post-Depression music history. The other is the East Village's Russian Orthodox Cathedral at 59 East 2nd Street, where a landmark designation would halt some crazy plans. [CurbedWire Inbox]