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Brooklyn's Prospect Heights neighborhood is NYC's latest historic district
23 June 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - A Brooklyn neighborhood of 850 buildings from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century is New York City's latest historic district.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Tuesday to create the Prospect Heights Historic District.

The new historic district includes row houses, apartment houses and commercial buildings in several different architectural styles. Commission Chairman Robert Tierney said the neighborhood has "a unique sense of place."

The Prospect Heights district is next to the site where developer Bruce Ratner plans to build a basketball arena and 16 skyscrapers. However, his development will not directly encroach on it.

A state agency met Tuesday and voted to adopt a modified plan for the new development, called Atlantic Yards.
 

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You mean, all this time this neighborhood could have possibly been bulldozed if the opportunity presented itself? Wow, I always thought it was already landmarked, better late than never.
 

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Definitely my favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn.
 
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