DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN?Former sensation 110 Livingston, the gut renovation and conversion of the old Department of Education SQ, was said to be sold out of its before it was revealed that 40 units actually went rental. Now a tipster happens by the building and notes the fun signage. "Just because 110 Livingston is sold out doesn't mean you can't live here," an ad cheerily exclaims. Did the building turn out to be a masterpiece? 110 Livingstoners, where you at? [CurbedWire Inbox]
WILLIAMSBURG, WAHI & BEYOND?The Landmarks Preservation Commission today approved two historic districts: the 29 three-story row houses on the north and south sides of Fillmore Place in Williamsburg, and the 20 buildings of the new Audubon Park Historic District around West 158th Street and Riverside Drive in Washington Heights. Also granted individual landmark status was the Fort Washington Presbyterian Church (right) on Wadsworth Avenue between 174th and 175th Streets. The LPC also agreed to consider 13 other buildings in Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island for landmark consideration, including the very cool rowhouse at 143 Allen Street on the Lower East Side, 357 Bowery and more. The full list of potential future landmarks...
From the press release:
In addition, the Commission voted to calendar, or schedule, hearings on proposals to landmark 11 buildings in Manhattan and two in Queens and Staten Island. The Manhattan buildings include: four rare, early 19th century Federal-style houses at 145 and 147 Eighth Ave. in Chelsea and 143 Allen Street on the Lower East Side and 138 Second Avenue in the East Village; the former Ridley’s Department Store buildings at 315 and 321 Grand St., a pair of cast-iron structures on the Lower East Side completed in 1886 that were part of what was once one of the largest department stores in the City; 97 Bowery, a five-story, cast-iron structure built c.1869 for a hardware and carriage supply business; the former Germania Fire Insurance Co. building at 357 Bowery, a Second Empire-style structure built in 1870; the Hebrew Actors Union at 31 East 7th Street, which was the world’s center for Yiddish theater at the turn of the 20th century; the Sire Building at 211 W. 58th Street, a five-story apartment building constructed in 1885 in the high Victorian Gothic style; and the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, at 448 West 56th St., a Beaux-Arts style building completed in 1903 for a Catholic charity. The other two buildings that were calendared are: the Lydia Ann Bell and J. William Ahles House at 39-24 and 39-26 213th Street in the Bayside section of Queens, a rare surviving Second Empire-style villa dating to 1873, and a Greek Revival-style residence at 63 William Street completed c. 1844 in the Stapleton section of Staten Island. Hearing dates were not immediately set.