Admiral's Row housesTask Force member Historic Districts Council remind us about an upcoming hearing on the coming development of the Brooklyn Navy Yard:

On Tuesday, December 11th, the National Guard Bureau of the Departments of the Army and the Air Force will hold a public hearing regarding the transference of the Admiral’s Row properties and site to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for redevelopment. This hearing is being held to fulfill the environmental requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. The Admiral’s Row consists of 10 mid to late 19th century masonry buildings originally constructed as family housing for officers of the Navy, as well as related sites. The property and sites have been deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, however the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation has publicly announced their plans to demolish the buildings for a parking lot to serve a supermarket. This may be the only opportunity for the public to weigh in on this short-sighted proposal.

The meeting will be held at 7PM on Tuesday December 11, at PS 307 at 209 York Street at the corner of York and Gold Streets. If you cannot be there and want your voice to be heard, please send your comments to and they will be sure to deliver them to the National Guard.

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