Landmark Hearing of Dumbo Receiving Media Attention

 AMNY cover, 31Oct07, showing Dumbo’s Pearl Street Triangle

Today’s AM New York reports that landmarking of buildings and districts are booming. “In fiscal year 2005, only 46 buildings were landmarked. In fiscal year 2007, 1,158 buildings received protection, the highest number since 1990. The commission has also been aggressively landmarking in other boroughs, such as Queens and Staten Island.” As reported earlier today, the Dumbo Historic District looks to be moving quickly and may be designated as early as the end of this year.

Dumbo has been on a media blitz lately with the Landmark hearing that occurred yesterday. The NY Times’ Cityroom Blog has a feature on Dumbo as well as a nice slideshow showing some historic buildings in Dumbo with historical descriptions. Click on the photo below to go to their slideshow:

{Landmarking booms as developers loom, 31Oct07, AMNY}
{Slide Show: Historic Streets of Dumbo, 31Oct07, NY Times}
{A Hearing on Dumbo, and Several Landmark Votes, 29Oct07, NY Times}

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