Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brooklyn's Historic Churches Disappear to Make Way for Condos

From Brooklyn-

The borough of churches is having a second coming as the borough of condos.

In Brooklyn’s “brownstone belt," which stretches from Bedford-Stuyvesant to Carroll Gardens, more than 20 historic churches and church buildings have been converted for residential use in the past two decades.

Some preservationists and historians say the loss of churches is changing the face of some of borough's most historic neighborhoods.

"I think it’s a tragedy that we are losing these unique and amazing structures," said Sharon Barnes, a member of the Society for Clinton Hill. "They are part of the fabric of our streets and to lose so many is heartbreaking."

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