Note: The text of this piece originally appeared on our website in two parts, one in February 2014 and the other in May 2015. The two parts have been combined and updated to reflect the recent demolition of the subject houses.
In 1898, the view of Eighth Avenue from Methodist Hospital, also known then as Seney Hospital, was of vacant land from Sixth Street to Fifth Street except for five row-houses. The only lights at night, along that stretch, would have been those lighting the homes of the first residents of 502 to 512 Eighth Avenue. Read more
These once gracious 19th-century brownstones were some of the oldest homes in central Park Slope. They are being demolished to make way for New York Methodist Hospital’s new building. Read more about their history here.
Preserve Park Slope (www.preserveparkslope.org), a community organization founded to safeguard the many distinctive characteristics of Brownstone Brooklyn, has been honored with the prestigious Evelyn and Everett Ortner Preservation Award from the Park Slope Civic Council in recognition for its work over the past two and a half years to minimize the impact of New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion in the neighborhood. The award was presented last evening by Gilly Youner and Judith Lief, co-presidents of the Park Slope Civic Council. Read more