Is Re-Zoning Destroying Historic Buildings in East New York?

If you live in East New York, or lived in East New York in the past, then you should know that the historic East New York Saving bank on Pennsylvania Ave. and Atlantic Ave. has been demolished before landmark status was granted.  Landmark buildings are important for neighborhoods, to create a sense of history and beauty, never to be found again. Just look at downtown Brooklyn and Bedford Stuyvesant, with all of their beautiful historic buildings that have been restored.

PENY (Preserving East New York) is trying to save to the historic Empire State Dairy Company Buildings, before the final vote by the New York Landmarks Commission.  The buildings are located at 2840 Atlantic Ave.

Here’s the Message from PENY:

The Empire State Dairy Company Buildings are feeling a little cold this winter, and they want the East New York community to show them some love on Saturday Feb. 25.
This is a community event for all ages to galvanize support for the landmarking of the Empire State Dairy building on 2840 Atlantic Avenue. The idea is to show affection to the building by “heart bombing” it with heart-shaped cut outs and notes. We hope this event will help the building garner more attention and get our community involved, engaged and interested in historic preservation and the process of landmarking within the neighborhood.

Crafting : 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Arlington Library
203 Arlington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Installation : 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Empire State Dairy Company
2840 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207


Los edificios del Empire State Dairy Company se sienten un poco fríos este invierno. Vamos a calentarlos con un poco de amor

Este es un evento comunitario para todas las edades para galvanizar el apoyo para la designacion como patrimonio historico del Empire State Dairy Building en 2840 Atlantic Avenue. La idea es mostrar afecto al edificio con un “bombardeo de corazones” con recortes en forma de corazón y notas. Esperemos que esto evento nos ayudará a que el edificio obtenga más atención y haga que nuestra comunidad participe, esté comprometida e interesada en la preservación histórica y el proceso de designacion dentro del vecindario.

Manualidades : 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Biblioteca de Arlington
203 Arlington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Instalación : 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Empire State Dairy Company
2840 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207

4 thoughts on “Is Re-Zoning Destroying Historic Buildings in East New York?

  1. Shaifah Salahuddin Reply

    I was wondering how this bank was torn down so quickly. Beautiful & ornate in design with grand pillars, high ceilings & marble it had plenty of potential for renovation. Landmark status should’ve been granted but gentrification greed struck again.

  2. Pamela Reply

    I saw when the bank was being torn down brick, by brick. I thought to myself that it was a landmark building in the community, and why was it being destroyed. It’s disappointing that so many things happen in our community that we don’t know about until it’s too late. I plan to show up on February 25th in support of the effort to preserve these beautiful buildings in our community.

  3. ed furs Reply

    do not invite lame duck diblasio, the dope from park slope!!! let him stay in his own neighborhood when he’s not re-elected

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