Since the groundbreaking NYC Landmarks Law was passed in 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated 157 landmarked historic districts throughout the city. Some are quite large, encompassing a neighborhood, others are made up of only several buildings. Some have had extensions added over the years, protecting more buildings. Brooklyn currently has 45 historic districts.
The Historic Districts Council of New York City (HDC) will host historian, tour guide, and New York Almanack contributor Suzanne Spellen for a virtual Zoom tour of the historic districts of Brooklyn. Grouped by neighborhood, the presentation will briefly explore when they were designated, why they are important, and show highlights of each. This tour will take place Thursday, August 10
at 6:00 pm.
The first of these virtual tours looked at the Heights and surrounding neighborhoods and Northern Brooklyn. Part Two will cover the neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn, around Prospect Park, Flatbush and South Brooklyn.
The cost for friends of HDC and seniors is $15 (use code BKLYN2); General admission is $25. Visit their website to register.
Photo of Brooklyn historic building provided.