Last week, the 2019 Evelyn and Everett Ortner Preservation Awards were presented by the Park Slope Civic Council. The awards honor Evelyn Ortner (1924-2006) and Everett Ortner (1919-2012), long-time residents and advocates of Brooklyn's Park Slope community. The Nitehawk Prospect Park project, for which Denham Wolf served as project manager, was recognized as an outstanding Restoration of an Historic Building.
Nestled on Bartel-Pritchard Square, Nitehawk's building dates to 1928. The site has served as a local entertainment destination for much of its existence, most recently as the Pavilion Theater. An extensive rehabilitation of the building, completed in coordination with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, revealed several unique historical elements; some of these are intentionally showcased in Nitehawk Prospect Park’s final design. (A restored mezzanine, for example, once again offers breathtaking views of Brookyln’s flagship park.)
Read more about the ceremony and about the award itself by visiting the Park Slope Civic Council online.