Celebrating Historic Preservation in East New York – 12.1.18
December 1, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
New Lots Library
Refreshments will be served
Join us for a celebration of the historic preservation movement in East New York. A year ago the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Empire State Dairy Company. This was an important success for local preservationists, and there is more still to achieve. We will look back at the history of the neighborhood, and of preservation accomplishments to date, in order to inspire ourselves for the work ahead. Hear from experienced preservationists in East New York, and in neighboring communities of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant who have successfully championed historic districts of their own over the past decade. The evening will also feature a book signing with authors of Brooklyn’s East New York and Cypress Hills Communities.
Speakers will include:
- Zulmilena Then, Founder of Preserving East New York, an initiative to protect and preserve the buildings and places that are of grand value to the community’s history and identity by proposing to create Historic Districts and designate Individual Landmarks for Brooklyn’s Community Board 5.
- Paul Lozito, Board member of the New York Preservation Archive Project, an organization that promotes the history of New York City’s preservation movement through public programs, accessible primary source archives, and oral histories.
- Claudette Brady, Leader of the successful campaign to expand the Bedford Stuyvesant/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District in Brooklyn in 2013.
- Deborah Young, Co-Founder and President of the Crown Heights North Association, dedicated to the preservation of the historic buildings of the Crown Heights North community, and the revitalization, economic advancement, housing stabilization and cultural enhancement of its residents.
- Brian Merlis and Ricardo Gomes, Authors of Brooklyn’s East New York and Cypress Hills Communities. This book contains over 600 images and covers the history of East New York’s development from a Dutch farming village to one of New York’s largest neighborhoods.
New Lots Library
665 New Lots Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207