Next week, the Landmarks Commission will be holding a marathon public hearing/public meeting that will focus exclusively on designation of new landmarks and historic districts. By far the largest item of the day will be the long-overdue initial hearing for the proposed DUMBO historic district.
There is, of course, another small district that is scheduled to be designated. But all of that is a week away. In the meantime, here is architectural historian Francis Morrone on DUMBO.