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.
After several weeks of relative quiet, things are ramping up at the New York Methodist construction site in Park Slope. Here are some updates. Read more
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
On November 12, the MTA will hold a public hearing on its proposed changes to the 7th Avenue F/G station. These changes — which include moving the station agent booth to the 7th Avenue end of the station, closing the station’s mezzanine level (making the station agent booth inaccessible to 8th Avenue entrants), and adding additional turnstiles — are detailed in the MTA announcement. The meeting is set for Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM at Metropolitan Transportation Authority Headquarters, 2 Broadway, 20th Floor in Manhattan. Read more