The Landmarks Preservation Commission today approved the designation of the Ocean on the Park section of Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood as an historic district. The commission voted unanimously to approve the landmarking in a vote today, according to the agency.
The landmarked area includes Ocean Avenue between Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue and is the site of several turn-of-the-century residences created by noted Brooklyn developer Charles Reynolds and architect Axel Hedman. One of the residences on that block was owned by Charles Ebbets, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers and developer of Ebbets Field. In an application filed with the commission earlier this year, the neighborhood is lauded as a “unique enclave within a block densely occupied by apartment houses,” according to the agency Web site.
The decision to landmark the area jives with the commission’s overarching mission to protect New York landmarks, Robert Tierney, commission chairman, said in a written statement released today.
“The commission took a number of significant steps today towards extending landmark protection to more than 1,000 buildings across the city,” Tierney said. “These actions underscore our commitment to protecting more of New York City’s outstanding architecture and history.” TRD