Bid to landmark Brooklyn’s demolition-bound Grand Prospect Hall denied by the LPC

A last-ditch effort to spare Park Slope, Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall from the wrecking ball by having the beloved banquet facility designated a city landmark was rejected earlier this week by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

Valued at $22.5 million, the 118-year-old building was sold in a $30 million deal to Brooklyn-based electrical contractor Angelo Rigas, under the LLC Gowanus Cubes, in mid-July as part of a 12-parcel assemblage flanking Prospect Avenue. As first reported by the Brooklyn Paper, Rigas filed for a demolition permit for the property in late August, sparking the formation of an impassioned coalition of neighborhood activists and others to save the building,

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