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DoBro Fights Landmark District; Coney Island's Shore Preserved

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN?The Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which aims to slap landmark status on 20 tall buildings in the Downtown Brooklyn area, was a hot topic at a Landmarks Commission Preservation hearing today. Several residents of 75 Livingston Street (right) urged the LPC to exclude the failure of a building because of the economic burden that landmarking would create. A pair of 75 Livingston residents also spoke out in favor of landmarking. The president of Brooklyn Law School also questioned the Brooklyn Heights Association's inclusion of 184 Joralemon Street (one of the school's dorms) in the district, because the group panned the school's two Robert A.M. Stern buildings back when they were constructed. The LPC didn't vote. [CurbedWire Staff]

CONEY ISLAND, MIDTOWN, ETC.?It's an all-LPC CurbedWire! Coney Island's Shore Hotel was just demolished, but the classic Shore Theater building lives on! It just won landmark status after getting calendared earlier this year. Now maybe someone will actually do something with the place. Also landmarked was the Art Deco skyscraper at 500 Fifth Avenue, the Rogers, Peet & Company building at 258 Broadway and Riverdale's Alderbrook House. Pics and info on each in the LPC's PDF press release. [CurbedWire Inbox]

75 Livingston St

75 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201