Crown Heights historic district expanded

BROOKLYN - (AP) - New York City's Landmarks PreservationCommission unanimously approved adding 610 buildings to adesignated historic district in Brooklyn.

The row houses, freestanding houses and apartment buildings areadjacent to 472 other Crown Heights buildings that receivedlandmark status in 2007. All were built between the 1870s and the1920s.

Chairman Robert Tierney called the neighborhood "an exquisitemosaic of remarkably well preserved examples of architecturalstyles and building types."

The commission also scheduled public hearings on a plan to add athird section of 640 buildings to the Crown Heights historicdistrict.

Tuesday's vote must be approved by the City Council.

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