Community Petition For Landmark Status Legacy Awards Wall & The Starlite Lounge
We, the concerned residents of Crown Heights North have been made aware of the change of ownership of two landmark establishments in our community. The wall of the former Legacy Award aka Syl’s Sporting Goods, located on the corner of Park Place and Nostrand Avenue and The Starlite Lounge, located on the Corner of Bergen Street and Nostrand Avenue. The wall, which contains a mural that was commissioned by the late Syl Williamson has been, for years, a beacon of hope to the youth in our community, standing as a reminder of the proud legacy that our ancestors have passed down to us. The Starlite Lounge, a neighborhood establishment which has been in our community for over fifty years, stands proudly as the longest existing neighborhood meeting place in our community. This establishment is known for its community-friendly atmosphere and as a place to socially network. As residents of this community, we are petitioning Community Board 8 and our elected officials to designate both as landmarks in order to avoid certain destruction of history in our community, which would mean that The Starlite Lounge would be forced to shut its doors indefinitely. If you would like to lend your support our cause to preserve our community beacon, and cannot make it out to sign the actual petition, we would welcome any comments you would like to add as to the preservation of our history, i.e., why you think this establishment should be preserved as a landmark, etc. Please send your input to this e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and do your part to save history!!!
Thank you for your support.
The Oldest Black-Owned Non-Discriminating Bar/Club in the heart of Brooklyn New York