Park Slope Historic District Expanded
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Brooklyn's Park Slope historic district just got bigger.
The city Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday added 600 structures from the 19th and early 20th century to the area. The expansion means that it is now a district of 2,575 contiguous historic buildings.
That makes it bigger than the 2,315-building historic district in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
The expanded district is made up of mostly tree-lined streets filled with brownstones. It also includes the former Ansonia Clock Works factory, once the world's largest clock manufacturer. It connects to the existing historic area - 30 blocks of townhouses near the western side of Prospect Park.