Three cheers to the 14th Street Block Association on receiving the 2016 Evelyn and Everett Ortner Park Slope Preservation Award for neighborhood intervention and its efforts “to prevent the conversion of the Pavilion Theater into a large luxury condominium apartment building incompatible with the scale and design of neighboring historic buildings.”
The accolades were presented by the Park Slope Civic Council at its Feb. 2 meeting at the Old Stone House to Mark Grashow and Michael Padwee on behalf of the Block Association, including members Marilyn Bloom, Judith Hooper, Lee Anne Schaffer, Sheri Saltzberg, and Ben Posel, and neighbors in the surrounding blocks.
The awards, which began in 2014, and are in honor of preservationists the Ortners, recognizes projects that are compatible with the historic architecture of Park Slope and interventions by individuals or groups to protect the neighborhood’s historic character. The objective of the awards is to encourage projects and endeavors that make a positive contribution to Park Slope’s unique identity. The Ortners also played leading roles in the creation of the Park Slope Historic District.
Sending out Os and congratulations and thanks in preserving the community.
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