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Our Lady of Loreto, shrouded and scaffolded but still standing

They've hung a funeral shroud on Our Lady of Loreto, but she's not dead yet.

Catholic officials have obtained demolition permits for the historic century-old church at 126 Sackman St. in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville. … Full Article

Judge calls a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto

Hands off that historic church building! A judge has called a temporary halt to the planned demolition of a century-old Ocean Hill-Brownsville church, Our Lady of Loreto. … Full Article

'Futurama' and fine Dutch farmhouses in Flatlands

Flatlands is full of surprises. What other Brooklyn neighborhood's got Dutch farmhouses from the 1700s, an area called Futurama — and houseboats in a marina behind a shopping mall? … Full Article

Meet the Belle of Avenue I in Flatlands

Old houses need love and care. If they're lucky, they wind up with owners who are willing to give them these things. Artists need work spaces with lots of natural light. If they're lucky, they wind up with houses that are able to give them these things.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights carriage house will get a fix-up

Say sayonara to this skylight.

The new owners of a Brooklyn Heights Historic District carriage house plan to tear down a distinctive skylight that has topped their home at 276 Hicks St. for many decades. … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission okays installation of modern signage at Brooklyn's landmarked Carnegie libraries

Should modern digital-display signs be allowed to stand outside Brooklyn's landmarked libraries?

This is not a theoretical question. … Full Article

Jehovah's Witnesses start closing their Brooklyn Heights tunnels

The Watchtower, which has sold off many of its Brooklyn Heights properties, is starting to shut down the tunnels that connect them.
Last week, the Jehovah's Witnesses deactivated one of the tunnels that connect their big Brooklyn Heights residential buildings by fillin … Full Article

Sheepshead Bay, a favorite waterfront hideaway

There are Instagram-worthy sights at every turn in Sheepshead Bay. The waterfront neighborhood was a vacation resort back in the day. A big, beautiful vacation home that was built around 1870 and still survives at 2235 Emmons Ave. reminds us of this fact. … Full Article

Sheepshead Bay, old and new: Flood-prone bungalows are being rebuilt or sold

Evil Sandy. Superstorm Sandy, which slammed into New York City on Oct. 29, 2012, did dire damage to some of Sheepshead Bay's old-fashioned bungalows.  … Full Article

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