When Julia Charles was pushed out of her Far Rockaway home after Hurricane Sandy, she and her family decided to plant their roots in East Flatbush. Now facing a different threat to her home — developers looking to buy up properties — Charles and her neighbors are turning to a historical solution to preserve their block.
After watching one home on the next block be bought and demolished, the residents of East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D are hoping to fend off developers by designating their block as a historic district.
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Neo-Renaissance row houses on the 300 block of East 25th Street. Residents are looking for landmark status to preserve their community amid rapid development in East Flatbush. Liena Zagare/Bklyner When Julia Charles was pushed out of her Far Rockaway home after Hurricane Sandy, she and her family decided to [...]