Landmark Status

Prospect Lefferts Gardens Landmark DistrictIn 1979 Prospect-Lefferts Gardens was designated a historic district by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, identifying it as a special neighborhood in New York City. The status serves to safeguard the architecture and historic heritage of the area, of which Lefferts Manor is a large part, recognizing its distinct “sense of place.” In our neighborhood the historic district distinction serves to protect the unique single-family covenant and also helps to enhance property values.The historic district status applies to the exterior of the buildings in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, so any proposed alterations to the outside of homes must receive approval from the Commission before work begins. This can be a time-consuming process, but it ensures that the improvements are historically accurate and executed by skilled contractors. Living in a historic district comes with a responsibility to maintain the buildings as faithfully as possible, and most Manor residents happily accept the challenge.

Read the article “District Profiles: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn”
in the Winter 2004 issue of DISTRICT LINES “News and views of the Historic Districts Council, the advocate for New York City’s historic neighborhoods.”

View the Historic District Boundaries Map in Acrobat PDF format.