Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Admiral's Row Houses Get Their Hearing Tonight

Admirals Row Then and Now

Given that the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.'s president, Andrew Kimball, has already publicly stated a commitment to tearing down the historic buildings on Admiral's Row (saying he doesn't want the property with any conditions attached), tonight's meeting about the buildings will be interesting. The city is planning to demolish the buildings to make way for a supermarket and parking lot while preservations are trying to save them. The meeting will take place today from 7 to 9 pm at PS 307, located at 209 York Street (2 blocks north and 1 block west of the Navy Yard). An Army Corp of Engineers consultant will present a formal report on the condition of the buildings. The estimated rehab cost is about $18 million. A variety of groups and activists from the community are expected to make a case to the Federal owners of the property that the historic buildings should be saved.

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