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Sunset Park Still Pursues Landmark Designation

March 22nd 2017
Tags: All about Brooklyn New York, Brooklyn Real Estate

Yes, real estate brokers and real estate agents in Brooklyn have many wonderful neighborhoods in Brooklyn to service but Sunset Park has it all. Eighth Avenue between 65th Street and 45th Street is the heart of Little Chinatown in Sunset Park. Visit this area and the streets are teeming with many different kinds of businesses, people, restaurants and many blocks of gorgeous homes.

Last week we blogged about a rare waterfront public park, Bush Terminal Piers Park on the waterfront of Sunset Park. A must visit in the Spring and Summer with stunning vistas, peace and quiet and a little nature.

In January, we blogged about Industry City in Sunset Park and the tremendous growth that has happened there with boutique food, clothing and furniture businesses, artisans, fashion and tech companies. There is even a cinema club for children in Industry City. 

In March of 2015 we blogged about the The Landmarks Preservation Commission and the possibility of blocks of homes being designated as a historic district in Sunset Park. Noteworthy blocks are from 43rd Street to 59th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, several blocks between 5th and 6th Avenue, several blocks between 6th and 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets.

In 1988 many blocks in Sunset Park were listed on the register of Historic Places.

The Sunset Park Landmarks Committee is a group that formed for the purpose of preparing for and pursuing landmark evaluation. Area residents have shown tremendous support for the inclusion of their blocks in a historic district which includes 660 buildings on 15 blocks. Many of these homes were built between `1885 and 1912 in the Neo Grec, Romanesque and Neo Renaissance architectural style.

There has also been strong support from neighborhood organizations such as The Latino environmental and social justice organization UPROSE, The Chinese-American Planning Council, The Sunset Park 5th Avenue Business Improvement District and Community Board 7.

One of the main reasons why there seems to be a sense of urgency to establish an historic district in Sunset Park is that the neighborhood is on the radar of developers.

Still no word from LPC.  To be continued.

If you are planning to sell your Brooklyn, Manhattan or Queens  property, whether it is a residential property, a commercial building, mixed use, multi family, vacant land, coop or condominium or a development opportunity, call us. You will be very happy that you did.

Thank you.

Accord Real Estate Group