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'Insulting' DoBro Tower Residents Don't Want To Be Part of History

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There's one residential building in the proposed Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, and its tenants would actually like absolutely nothing to do with this whole landmarking thing. The residents of 75 Livingston Street complain to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, in a letter seen by The Brooklyn Paper, that landmarking would only raise their maintenance fees. And then there's the problem of just what's getting landmarked: a "sad chapter in Downtown's economic, political, social and cultural history." C'mon, where's the DoBro pride?! The "sad chapter," the letter writers say, was the moment at the end of the 1800s when DoBro "first failed to become a competitor to Manhattan." And clearly, the wound still festers! For some: the Brooklyn Heights Association's executive director tells the Brooklyn Paper the opponents' tone is just "insulting" to DoBro. Community Board 2 will debate the proposed historic district tonight, and the LPC vote is set for December 14.
· Big controversy over 'Skyscraper District' plan hits CB2 tonight! [BK Paper]
· Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District coverage [Curbed]

75 Livingston St

75 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201