Markowitz: Lauds Partnerships that Preserve Neighborhoods
Meanwhile, the community and Borough President Marty Markowitz are buoyed by ongoing community-agency partnerships to preserve the historic buildings that three weeks ago were slated for demolition.
Early yesterday, Markowitz told us he saw this new development as “a great example of how communities and government can work together for the benefit of all.”
He continued, “The residents, including 327 MacDonough Street, showed New York City how Brooklyn reacts when a crisis hits and I’m thrilled that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved plans to repair the buildings at 329 and 331. Through good old-fashioned neighborhood solidarity and assistance from the Landmarks Conservancy and the Historic Districts Council, the residents saved these buildings from being demolished. The neighbors of the Macon/MacDonough/Stuyvesant/Lewis Block Association and the Bedford-Stuyvesant community held their ground and would not budge from their mission to save these beautiful brownstones. Bravo!”
(To Be Continued)