Who is the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee? We’re your neighbors. We’re homeowners and renters. We live here because we love Sunset Park. And we love how our neighborhood looks. But historically insensitive redevelopment is changing the look of our century old rowhouses. That’s why we started the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee – to preserve the rowhouses through landmark designation.

  • Do you live in Sunset Park, Brooklyn?
  • Do you want to learn more about us?
  • Do you want to make a donation to help?

What have we done?

In January 2013 we launched a 15 month project of engagement and outreach with the Sunset Park community about preservation to learn what residents think about the dramatic exterior changes being made to 100+ year old rowhouses and how they feel about landmarking to protect the row houses.

What we did:
  • Canvassed 15 blocks and spoke with more than 400 homeowners.
  • Held more than 16 outreach events throughout the neighborhood, in the park, on the sidewalks, and at the Fifth Ave Street Fair.
  • Gave 7 walking tours highlighting the history and cultural diversity of Sunset Park and discussing the need for both affordable housing and preservation.
  • Met with elected officials.
  • Met with Community Organizations and Institutions: Community Board 7, UPROSE, Sunset Park 5th Ave BID, Chinese-American Planning Council, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Bethelship Norwegian United Methodist Church, and Fifth Avenue Committee.

March 2014 - submitted our Request For Evaluation (RFE) to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which you can see on our Downloads page.

March 2015 - took the Landmarks Preservation Commission on a trolley tour of the study area.

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Who Supports Landmarking?

  • Over 400 homeowners
  • 3,000 Sunset Park residents signed the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee petition and postcards in support of a historic district. They are owners and renters alike.
  • Councilman Carlos Menchaca
  • Assemblyman Felix Ortiz
  • State Senator Jesse Hamilton
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
  • Community Board 7
  • UPROSE
  • Sunset Park 5th Ave BID
  • Chinese-American Planning Council
  • Green-Wood Cemetery
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Bethelship Norwegian United Methodist Church

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