Fulton Ferry Historic District is home to some of the most significant architecture in New York’s history. According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission 11-15 Old Fulton Street, built in 1839, is a row of buildings that is one of the few rare surviving examples of Greek Revival architecture in the city. Local activists are currently battling to preserve these structures that represent 19th century commercial life and development in Brooklyn.
The current owners of the property have left windows open to the elements, neglected to fix pipes that have flooded the structures and are allowing the site to deteriorate. Despite these problems NYC’s Department of Buildings determined that the front facade, adjoining walls and roofs are in good shape and that the buildings require additional support to be added to the rear walls along with substantial shoring. The site is currently up for offer at $7 million and demolition orders have only been delayed by the repeated protests of community activists who vow to save this important peice of Brooklyn’s heritage from being knocked down for redevelopment.
If you wish to add your voice to help save this historic property please send an email of support with the heading Stop the Wrecking Ball! to LPC chair Robert Tierneyrtierney@lpc.nyc.gov and Robert D. LiMandri,Commissioner of NYC Buildings Department firstname.lastname@example.org.