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Verdict In: Borough Hall District Upheld

downtown brooklynOn Tuesday, the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting And Maritime Uses affirmed the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation of the Borough Hall Skyscraper District. MAS testified in December in support of upholding the Downtown Brooklyn historic district, which we originally proposed in conjunction with the Brooklyn Heights Association and the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2006. MAS congratulates all of our colleagues who were involved in this important decision, and offers special thanks to Councilmember Stephen Levin for being our advocate throughout this process, to the Historic Districts Council and to Brad Lander, who chairs the Landmarks Committee. The district still needs final approval by the full Council and preservation champion, Speaker Christine Quinn, but we are one step closer to victory.

Read our testimony from December’s hearing. Read the New York Times article about this decision.